Narrative Fiction


My name is Tom and I’m in the first year of my MA at UVA. I graduated with a BA in English from University College London in 2003 and an MA in Issues in Modern Culture, also from University College London, in 2004. Since then, I’ve worked in publishing, as a literary agent, and in publishing tech and mobile games. I am the author of A Mysterious Something In The Light: The Life of Raymond Chandler (Aurum Press 2012 / Chicago Review Press 2014 / Benvira 2014 / University of Nanking Press 2020) and I have reviewed books for The Observer, The Irish Times and The Spectator.


I am a first-year master’s student from Osaka, Japan, with a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. My undergraduate thesis focuses on Virginia Woolf’s stylistic and symbolic incorporation of the pictorial in Jacob’s Room and To the Lighthouse. At UVA, I am interested in exploring how modernist and contemporary novels portray ordinary experiences, and how they interact with visual media in their formal experimentation. Other areas of interest include critical perspectives on everyday life, and contemporary novelists’ negotiations of high modernist methods and ideals.


I am a master's student from Clemson, South Carolina. In May of 2020, I graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary with a major in Classical Civilization and a minor in French & Francophone Studies. I am excited to be back in Virginia and to study the Victorian novel, British imperialism, and women writers.


I graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Before that I was a teaching artist in California. Current interests include narrative theory, affect studies, print culture, and 19th c. American and British literature



The New American, Simon & Schuster, 2020.
The Brick House, Awst Press, 2017.
Brief History of Yes, Dalkey Archive Press, 2013.
The Mirror in the Well, Dalkey Archive Press, 2008.
Draining the Sea, Riverhead Books, 2008.
The Daydreaming Boy, Riverhead Books, 2004.
Three Apples Fell from Heaven, Riverhead Books, 2001.

Digital Humanities Project


Kathryn's research focuses on Irish Modernism within a global transnational context. Her additional research includes late 19th C British and French literature. Kathryn's pedagogical interests include Contemplative Pedagogy and Science and Technology Studies.


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