About Thomas

headshot with stone laurel leaves in backgroundThomas Dodson is a writer, user experience designer, front-end web developer, and librarian. His short stories have been published or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Beloit Fiction Journal, Consequence Magazine, Chicago Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. He founded the journal Printer’s Devil Review in 2010 and served as its editor and designer for five years. He was also the executive editor of the Best Indie Lit New England series. He lives in Somerville, Massachussetts.

Thomas grew up in a small town in northeast Missouri, where he spent most of his time reading comic books, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and learning martial arts from a badass farmer. He studied poetry and Asian art in college, then got a graduate degree in comparative cultural studies, and then another in something called “library science.”

Thomas has set up tutoring programs in reading, studied in China, taught courses on critical theory and popular culture, hosted a podcast, designed websites for the Harvard Library, and been an advocate for open access to scholarly literature.

Don’t even get him started about typography, philosophy, or the works of David Foster Wallace.