Name: Prof. Tommy Zurhellen
Title: Associate Professor of English
Office Location: Fontaine 326
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2381
Personal Web Page:
Degrees Held:

MFA, Fiction Writing -- University of Alabama
MA, English -- Western Washington University


Tommy Zurhellen is the author of the award-winning Messiah Trilogy of novels that reimagine the life of Jesus in modern-day North Dakota: Nazareth, North Dakota (2011), Apostle Islands (2012) and Armageddon, Texas (2014), all from Atticus Books. His short fiction and essays have appeared widely in literary magazines such as Carolina Quarterly, Quarterly West, Passages North, The MacGuffin, Appalachee Review, South Dakota Review, River Oak Review, Crab Creek Review, Iconoclast, Red Mountain Review, Coal City Review, and elsewhere. Tommy is also co-host of the popular writing podcast, FICTION SCHOOL.

Find more information on his writing at Tommy's website.

Awards & Honors:

Gold Medal, Independent Publisher Awards -- Nazareth, North Dakota (2011)

Gold Medal, Independent Publisher Awards -- Apostle Islands (2012)

Silver Medal, Independent Publisher Awards -- Armageddon, Texas (2014)