Willy Thorn is an artist, journalist, copywriter & author.
He was born in Milwaukee, raised in Rome & lives in Bangkok. He is the author of more than 2o books & full-length plays.
He has worked as a McCann copywriter, Capitol Hill reporter, columnist & beat writer, wire editor, arts critic, public relations specialist, art therapist, morning radio host, play-by-play sports announcer & rap promoter.
He has written more than 4oo articles, columns, essays, features, reviews, advertisements, shorts & scripts - which have appeared on-stage, on billboards, on television, over the radio airwaves, in academic journals, at conferences, & in dozens of magazines, print publications & websites.
He has lived & worked in Baltimore & the District, Chicago & the Twin Cities, Denver & Phoenix, St. Francis (SoDak); the whole Bay Area - from San Francisco thru Oakland, down to Santa Clara & back - in Dehli, India & Sydney, Australia & more.
He has won awards for theatre writing, sports reporting, political columns, magazine features, religious publications & photography.
He proudly notes a Master’s Degree from Marquette University & books in both Washington's Library of Congress & the Vatican Archives in Rome.