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Thomas Sanchez (born 1943) is an American novelist and film director.


Thomas Brown Sanchez was born at the Oakland Naval Hospital in Oakland, California three months after his father was killed in the South Pacific during World War II.

His first novel, Rabbit Boss, was named one of the 100 Greatest Western novels by the San Francisco Chronicle.[1] Sanchez is published by Knopf/Vintage at Random House.[2]



  • Rabbit Boss (1973)
  • Zoot-Suit Murders (1978)
  • Mile Zero (1989)
  • Day of the Bees (2000)
  • King Bongo (2003)
  • American Tropic (2013)


  • Keep Calm and Carry On[3]
  • Into the Light - The Life of Jack Garfein (in production)[4]


He was the recipient of a 1980 Guggenheim Fellowship [5] and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French Republic.


  1. ^ "The Best in the West / TOP 100 FICTION - SFGate". San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco: Hearst. November 21, 1999. ISSN 1932-8672. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "Thomas Sanchez - Penguin Random House". Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-10-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Blumenthal, Ralph (March 16, 2011). "Film Forum to Honor the Director Jack Garfein -". The New York Times. New York: NYTC. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-03. Retrieved 2012-10-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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