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TG Hardy - Writer Biography
Tom Hardy began learning the craft of writing fiction twelve years ago at Boulder Writing Studio and Denver's Lighthouse Writer's Workshop. His first effort was a hastily-written, contemporary Brazilian novel which he found both exhilarating to write and sobering to hear critiqued. 

He set the novel aside and shifted to writing short prose, a form that seemed best suited for workshopping, and, more importantly, would allow him to experiment widely with tense, point-of-view, structure, and trying on varied and unfamiliar voices. 

That effort produced writing that has appeared in Narrative Magazine, the William & Mary Review, the Jackson Hole Writers Conference 25th Year Anniversary Anthology, Open Window Review, the Faircloth Review, O-Dark-Thirty and SpringGun Press. [Links to a sampling of these pieces are arrayed below].

 

Three years ago, he turned his attention back to repotting the Brazilian novel, setting it back in the last century, in parts of Brazil less known, and with a quite different protagonist. After two major rewrites, and one deep-cut edit, the manuscript is ready to pitch.


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Tom lived in the Brazil in which the novel is set. He spent what he considers his formative years in Rio and Minas Gerais, and returned twice in midlife on work postings, once unaccompanied to São Paulo and the southern wine country, and then for four years to Rio with his family. He still speaks Portuguese with an unmistakably Brazilian and Carioca (native to Rio) accent, authentic enough that listeners often think that he is totally fluent, which he has not been for many years. The native speaker slips into a warp-speed cadence that Tom usually can't keep up with, causing an awkward, but amusing stall early in conversation. And his use of dated colloquialisms from when he last lived in Brazil often prompts listeners to comment that Tom speaks like their father or grandfather.




The first seven pages of the 86,000-word manuscript can be read under the next website tab: EXCERPT - SABIA.


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