Thom Jones Has Died

By Maryann Yin 

The Pugilist at Rest (GalleyCat)Thom Jones has died. He was 71 years old.

The New York Times reports that Jones’ debut short story collection, entitled The Pugilist at Rest, was released in 1993. That book was named a National Book Award finalist in the same year.

Here’s more from The Associated Press: “Jones had attended the prestigious writers’ workshop at the University of Iowa, and his stories appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire and elsewhere, establishing him as a forceful new voice even before ‘Pugilist.’ But he only completed two other books, the collections Cold Snap and Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine, which came out in the late 1990s.” (via Salon)