Tom was born in the Philadelphia area and grew up there and in Upstate New York.  He earned degrees in writing from Houghton College (NY), Wichita State University, and Ohio University. Tom currently lives in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.  He directs the BFA program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where he also serves as Consulting Editor for the literary journal Lake Effect.
Tom Noyes
Tom Noyes' third fiction collection, Come by Here: A Novella and Stories, won the 2013 Autumn House Prize in Fiction. Tom's previous books, Spooky Action at a Distance and Other Stories (2008) and Behold Faith and Other Stories (2003), both appeared with Dufour Editions.  His stories have appeared in many literary journals, including American Literary Review, Ascent, Colorado Review, Image, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Sycamore Review, and Third Coast. Tom's work has been named a finalist for the Breadloaf Prize, the Flannery O'Connor Award, the Grace Paley Prize and the Richard Sullivan Prize, and Behold Faith and Other Stories was shortlisted for Stanford Libraries' William Saroyan Prize.  He's been awarded grants from The Sustainable Arts Foundation and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.