Terence Hawkins

Terence Hawkins - Editor

Connecticut, United States

Author, American Neolithic and The Rage of Achilles; founder, Yale Writers' Conference and Company of Writers. Six years editing, teaching

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Overview

I'm the founding Director of the Yale Writers' Conference. My second novel, American Neolithic, was called "a towering work of speculative fiction" in a a Kirkus Best Book of 2014 review. My first, The Rage of Achilles, I'm now the director of the Company of Writers, offering manuscript services and craft workshops to authors at all stages in their careers.

Because my own work crosses genres, I'm interested in working with writers in multiple areas as well as those focused on a single form.

Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literature
Mashups
Science Fiction
Short Story
Non-Fiction
History

Awards

  • Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014

Work experience

Director

The Company of Writers
January, 2015 – Present (almost 4 years)

Manuscript services for authors at all stages of their careers. Levels range from a general overview of a finished draft to line editing to one-on-one coaching.

Director

Yale Writers' Conference
January, 2011 – August, 2015 (over 4 years)

Conceived, planned, and managed university-based writers' conference. Designed curriculum, recruited all faculty, and made all admissions decisions. Brought in visiting faculty including Colum McCann, Amy Bloom, Phil Klay, Colm Toibin, and Tom Perrotta. Set up publishing panels that includedmajor press editors from St Martins, Bloomsbury, and Riverhead; indie publishers Norton, Overlook, Two Dollar Radio, Brooklyn Arts Press, and Soho; agents from New York, Boston, and Vancouver; and magazine editors from Agni, n+1, Tin House, and Ploughshares.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

The Rage of Achilles

Terence Hawkins

Blood. Guts. Pride. Wrath. The ancient clash of armies outside the walls of Troy is a cornerstone of Western literature. In The Rage of Achilles, Terence Hawkins brilliantly reimagines that titanic encounter. His stunningly original telling captures the brutality of the battlefield, the glory and the gore, in language that never relents. Raw and compelling, The Rage of Achilles tells the story... read more

Blood. Guts. Pride. Wrath. The ancient clash of armies outside the walls of Troy is a cornerstone of Western literature. In The Rage of Achilles, Terence Hawkins brilliantly reimagines that titanic encounter. His stunningly original telling captures the brutality of the battlefield, the glory and the gore, in language that never relents. Raw and compelling, The Rage of Achilles tells the story... read more

American Neolithic

Terence Hawkins

In a starred Kirkus review, American Neolithic was called "a towering work of speculative fiction that will have readers rethinking what it means to be human." kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/terence-hawkins/american-neolithic/ America is a Police State Lite. Drones patrol the skies. The Patriot Amendments have gutted civil liberties. The Homeland Police and Patriot Tribunal have exclusive juri... read more

In a starred Kirkus review, American Neolithic was called "a towering work of speculative fiction that will have readers rethinking what it means to be human." kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/terence-hawkins/american-neolithic/ America is a Police State Lite. Drones patrol the skies. The Patriot Amendments have gutted civil liberties. The Homeland Police and Patriot Tribunal have exclusive juri... read more

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