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Tom Piazza
12 Oct 2005
More about Tom Piazza

Tom Piazza was born on Long Island and graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts. He is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Known both as a fiction writer and as a music writer, his work has appeared in many magazines and other publications, including the New York Times, the Oxford American, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, the Village Voice, the Quarterly, Story, and American Short Fiction. His books include the novel My Cold War (ReganBooks/HarperCollins, 2003), the short-story collection Blues And Trouble (St. Martin's Press, 1996), which won the James Michener Award for Fiction, and The Guide To Classic Recorded Jazz (University of Iowa Press, 1995), which won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Music Writing. His 1999 book True Adventures With the King of Bluegrass (Country Music Foundation/Vanderbilt University Press), a portrait of bluegrass legend Jimmy Martin, was a finalist for the Ralph J. Gleason Award.
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