Thomas Wolf was born, raised, and educated in the Midwest. After graduation from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and a two-year stint as a VISTA volunteer on Long Island, he earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the co-author of Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America’s Heartland.
Wolf is a frequent participant at scholarly baseball conferences and has published various essays on baseball and American culture. He is the author of The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932, published in 2020 by the University of Nebraska Press.
Tom’s most recent book—The Plea: The True Story of Young Wesley Elkins and His Struggle for Redemption—will be published by the University of Iowa Press in July 2022.
He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Patricia Bryan.