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Thomas Lynch

Thomas Lynch's essays, poems and stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, The New York Times, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Milford, Michigan where he has been the funeral director since 1974, and in Moveen, Co. Clare, Ireland where he keeps an ancestral cottage.


Books by Thomas Lynch

  1. Book CoverApparition & Late Fictions: A Novella and Stories

    "Lynch has added another chapter to one of the most memorable records in American letters."—William Giraldi, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book CoverBodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality

    Masterful essays that illuminate not only how we die but also how we live.More

  3. Book CoverBooking Passage: We Irish and Americans

    "A good read even for those who have not the least ancestral or national bias—for those who desire civilized entertainment along with brilliant narrative." —Seattle TimesMore

  4. Book CoverStill Life in Milford: Poems

    A collection of poems by the highly acclaimed author of The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, a National Book Award finalist.More

  5. Book CoverThe Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

    A National Book Award Finalist: "One of the most life-affirming books I have read in a long time…brims with humanity, irreverence, and invigorating candor." —Tom Vanderbilt, The NationMore

  6. Book CoverWalking Papers: Poems

    “Light in tone, [these poems] are at their core deadly serious. . . . They celebrate life, love, death, and literature.”—Library JournalMore