Thea Goodman


Thea Goodman is the author of the novel, THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE, (Henry Holt and Co, 2013) which was featured on NPR’s The Motherlode and Weekend Edition, reviewed in The New York Times and was an O Magazine pick of the week.

Her short stories, essays and poetry have appeared in Other Voices, New England Review, Confrontation, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus and other publications and received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and the Columbia Fiction Award. The stories will appear in a forthcoming collection, EVIDENCE. Her first collaboration on a screenplay, TWO GIRLS, will be produced in summer, 2017 by the filmmaker James Foutopolous. She was a visiting writer at The University of Chicago in Spring, 2016 and is now at work on a new novel.

Born in New York City, she now lives in Chicago with her family.