TOD WODICKA was born and raised in upstate New York. He has lived in just as many places as Clare Wigfall, but mostly by accident. He currently lives in Berlin.
His first novel, the acclaimed, ALL SHALL BE WELL; AND ALL SHALL BE WELL; AND ALL MANNER OF THINGS SHALL BE WELL (Jonathan Cape/Vintage, UK) was published in 2007 and has been translated into several languages. The New Statesman pronounced it ‘Vibrant, original, at times hilarious…reminiscent of Philip Roth or Jonathan Franzen (or The Royal Tenenbaums)’. It was shortlisted for the Believer Book Award in 2009.
His second novel, THE HOUSEHOLD SPIRIT is due in 2014/15. His essays and criticism have appeared in the Guardian, Granta, the New Statesman, the National, Tank Magazine and AnOther Magazine, among others. He has been an English teacher and recently helped mentor aspiring novelists in the Tibor Jones Writer’s Studio.