In addition to The Substance of Things Hoped For: A Novel, Tom Noyes is the author of three story collections: Behold Faith and Other Stories (Dufour 2002), short-listed for Stanford Libraries’ William Saroyan Award; Spooky Action at a Distance and Other Stories (Dufour 2008); and Come by Here: A Novella and Stories (2014), winner of the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize and the Independent Press Awards’ Gold Medal in Short Fiction.
Tom’s fiction has appeared in American Literary Review, Ascent, Colorado Review, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Laurel Review, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Permafrost, Story, Sycamore Review, Terrain, West Branch, and other journals, and his books have garnered laudatory reviews in such forums as The New York Times Book Review and Kirkus Reviews. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Penn State University’s Institute for Arts and Humanities, and the Pennsylvania Arts Council.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Tom grew up in Upstate New York. He currently lives with his wife and children in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he directs the BFA in Creative Writing Program at Penn State Behrend and serves as Contributing Editor for the literary journal Lake Effect.