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Thoreau Lovell Biography


Originally from Fresno, California, Thoreau Lovell has lived in the Bay Area since the 1980s. For the last 20 years home has been Berkeley, where he lives with his German wife, their American dogs and cat, and two multinational daughters who are now well on their way to living their own lives. He has master’s degrees in creative writing from San Francisco State University and from the School of Information Management and Systems at UC Berkeley. Currently he is the publisher and co-founder of Wet Cement Press. His books include the novel, Marco Polo Mother & Son (Wet Cement Press), and the poetry books, Amnesia’s Diary (Ex Nihilo Press) and Wilson Wiley Variations (Wet Cement Press). The obscure mystery writer B.E. Lovell was his father.

Thoreau with Herman Hesse in Calw, Germany  (2023).

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