Patrick Hicks

Patrick Hicks

Patrick Hicks is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently Adoptable and This London--he is also the editor of A Harvest of Words, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work has appeared in some of the most vital literary journals in America, including Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Tar River Poetry, Salon, Prairie Schooner, Natural Bridge, American Life in Poetry, and many others. He has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize, he was recently a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, the Dzanc Short Story Collection Competition, and the Gival Press Novel Award. His work with PBS's "Over South Dakota" was nominated for an Emmy. A winner of the Glimmer Train Fiction Award, he is also the recipient of a number of grants, including individual artist awards from the Bush Foundation and the South Dakota Arts Council. In 2014, his first novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, was published by Steerforth/Random House to great critical and popular acclaim. In early 2015, his short story collection, The Collector of Names, was published by Schaffner Press.

A former Visiting Fellow at Oxford, he is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College as well as a faculty member at the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. He has lived in Northern Ireland, England, Germany, and Spain, but has returned to his Midwestern roots. When not writing, he enjoys watching thunderstorms roll across the prairie with his British wife and he is a sucker for playing in the backyard with his five-year-old son, who was adopted from South Korea.

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    • The Commandant of Lubizec

    • A Novel of the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard
    • By: Patrick Hicks
    • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The Commandant of Lubizec is a harrowing account of a death camp that never actually existed but easily could have in the Nazi state. It is a sensitive, accurate retelling of a place that went about the business of genocide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, horrible truths

    • By Beatrice Lee on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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