Thomas Glave

University of Nottingham Scholar Award - Creative Writing

Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up there and in Kingston, Jamaica. He graduated from Bowdoin College and Brown University and spent the next year as a Fulbrighter in Jamaica (1998-99), where he worked on issues of social justice helping to found the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays, which remains one of the few major human rights advocacy organizations in the region. Glave is the author of four books and the editor of an anthology: Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (Lambda Literary Award winner), The Torturer’s Wife (Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist), Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (Lambda Literary Award winner), and Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh. He has been Martin Luther King Jr Visiting Professor at MIT, a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, and Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick. He is the 2021 writer-in-residence at the University of Liverpool's Centre for New and International Writing and was named an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool. He is an associate editor of Wasafiri and professor of English and creative writing at SUNY Binghamton.