Good News for Alumnus Thom Kudla!

The English Department received wonderful news that alumnus Thom Kudla’s latest book, HOW I AM DIFFERENT, was named a finalist in the Poetry Category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

The ebook version won multiple medals in the 2017 Global Ebook Awards. HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD), an Apple app based on that book, was recognized by the Independent Book Publishers Association as a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Silver Honoree. To download the app, visit this site:

Thom’s books of poetry COMMENCEMENT and OUT OF CONTEXT won the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Award for Poetry.

To learn more about Thom’s writing, visit

Thom graduated from the DePaul Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing Program in 2015.

Congrats Thom, you make the Department proud!


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