Tom Spanbauer

Tom Spanbauer is the author of four novels, Far Away Places, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon, In the City of Shy Hunters and Now Is the Hour. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he writes and teaches 'Dangerous Writing' classes. His former students include Chuck Palahniuk.


In the City of Shy Hunters is so finely crafted... you'll think you've been reading a modernist classic.
Peter Kurth, Salon.com

Spanbauer's genius resides even in the asides... teas[ing] out the genuine complexity of human love.
Thomas McGonigle, The Washington Post Book World

Ambitious and compelling ... a mixture of the ghastly, the hilarious, and the curiously touching.
John Hartl, The Seattle Times

In the City of Shy Hunters has the earmarks of a literary landmark ... Its importance and originality are unmistakable.
Laura Demanski, The Baltimore Sun