Athol Dickson

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Athol Dickson is the publisher of the popular news website,, and the author of seven novels and the bestselling memoir, The Gospel according to Moses. His novels of suspense and magical realism have been honored with three Christy Awards and an Audie Award, and compared to the work of Octavia Butler (by Publisher’s Weekly) and Flannery O’Connor (by The New York Times). He and his wife live in Southern California.

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Books by this Author

The Opposite of Art
Lost Mission

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do to others what you would want them to do to you.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to love unconditionally.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Love. Integrity. Loyalty.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Honestly, I have no idea. I've been trying for a long time to learn not to think about what other people think of me, and I guess it's finally starting to work.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Loyalty, I suppose.