The Alaska Writers Directory

Tom Kizzia

Where: Homer
Genre(s): literary nonfiction, journalism, and essays
Job(s): author

Email: tkizzia (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: Kachemak Bay, Wrangell Mountains, Wood-Tikchik

Bio: Tom Kizzia's non-fiction book set in the Wrangell Mountains, Pilgrim's
Wilderness, will be published by Crown in July, 2013. His first book, The Wake of the Unseen Object, was named one of the "Alaska 67" best non-fiction books by the Alaska Historical Society. He was a longtime reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. A graduate of Hampshire College and a former Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, he started his career as editor of the Homer News. He has also fished commercially and built two cabins that are still standing.


  • Pilgrim's Wilderness (non-fiction), Crown, July 2013
  • The Wake of the Unseen Object (non-fiction), Holt 1990/Bison Books 1998

Work Online:

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the writers listed in it.
Listing last updated: June, 2013

find a writer


A - E

F - J

K - O
  Kahn, Steve
  Kane, Joan
  Kantner, Seth
  Kastelic, Patty
  Kay, Jamie
  Keim, Frank
  Kizzia, Tom
  Kleven, Sandra
  Klinkhart, Glen
  Knorr, Alyse
  Komatsu, Matthew
  Kremers, Carolyn
  Lamb, Jonas
  Lamkin, M. Scotty
  Lavrakas, Jim
  Leggette-Aldrich, Amber
  Lende, Heather
  Levi, Steven
  Liefer, Gregory
  Linsey, Tam
  Loewen, Sara
  Lovegreen, Lynn
  Lord, Nancy
  Lujan, Constance
  Magly, Michelle
  Maloney, Lisa
  Mangelsdorf, Katie
  Mansfield, Maxine
  Markham, Lela
  Marshall, Amy
  Martin, Linda
  Matthews, Bonnye
  Matthews, Miriam
  McIver, Kevin
  McKinney, Debra
  McKittrick, Erin
  McManus, Marguerita
  McMurren, Scott
  Mealy, Misty
  Mendenhall, Nancy
  Meredith, Lizbeth
  Merk, William
  Miller, Lisa
  Mishler, Susanna J.
  Misko, James
  Mitchell, Ellen
  Moderow, Debbie Clarke
  Mondor, Colleen
  Morgan, John
  Morse, Rebecca
  Mumey, Joel
  Nelson, Richard
  Newell, Lizzie
  O'Connell, Elizabeth
  O'Connor, Lyle
  O'Donnell, Nicole
  Offer, Maria
  Oh, Leslie Hsu
  O'Neill, Dan
  O'Reilly, Morgan
  Oswald, Lori Jo
  Owen, Lauri J

P - T

U - Z

See all authors .