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Who is Thomas Ligotti
Thomas Ligotti is simply one of the most masterful American writers alive today. Most would consider him an author of horror stories, but his work is unlike anything else being written in any genre. He has been favorably compared to both Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, yet Ligotti's fiction, far from being merely derivative of any one writer, has a distinctiveness that is singular both in its voice and its quality. Mr. Ligotti's work has been internationally acclaimed. His latest collection, The Nightmare Factory, won both the 1997 Bram Stoker Award and the 1997 British Fantasy Award for best anthology/collection of the year; The Red Tower also won a Bram Stoker Award for best novella of the year. Ligotti's latest novella, My Work Is Not Yet Done, won both the International Horror Guild and Bram Stoker Awards recently (May and June '03 respectively). Thomas Ligotti was born on July 9, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan. He lived his childhood and most of his adult life in that area, graduating from Wayne State University in the early 70's. For the past twenty years Ligotti worked as an Associate Editor at Gale Research (now The Gale Group), a publishing company that produces compilations of literary (and other) research in the country (their Contemporary Authors series, for instance, can be found in the reference department of institutions of higher learning throughout the USA). Most recently, Ligotti quit his job at the Gale Group and moved to the Tampa area in Florida.

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