Writer Thomas Kennedy On Cancer & Corporate Life

Oct 8, 2012

An American ex-pat writes satirically about corporate life in a Copenhagen office.

Author Thomas E. Kennedy, who turned his worrying brush with prostate cancer into the award-winning essay “I Am Joe’s Prostate,” channels observations about his adopted Danish hometown into his new novel, Falling Sideways.

In the first half of Monday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Kennedy about writing, and how he perceives his native land from afar.

HEAR MORE: Thomas E. Kennedy speaks on Monday evening at 7 at the iX Theatre at the UMKC Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51 St. Click here for more information. Admission is free.

Thomas E. Kennedy's books include novels, story and essay collections, literary criticism, translation, and anthologies. His essays won a National Magazine Award in 2008, and his fiction has been awarded several other prizes. He teaches at the Fairleigh Dickinson University MFA program. Born and raised in New York, Kennedy currently lives in Copenhagen with his two children. His Copenhagen Quartet comprises four independent novels about the souls and seasons, the light and jazz and serving houses of the Danish capital. The US publisher has chosen to publish these stand-alone books in a different sequence to their publication order in Europe - starting with the third volume in the quartet, Greene's Summer but with a different title; and following with the fourth. Read more about Kennedy here.