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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Is reading too obvious? After that, boating. Then driving in the country.

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

A. Love. Integrity. Loyalty.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife is my hero.

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

A. The ability to love unconditionally.