Thom Nickels is a Philadelphia-based author of eight published books, including Philadelphia Architecture (2005), which won the Philadelphia AIA Lewis Mumford Architecture Journalism Award. His latest book is Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia.
He is also author of the play, Lincoln in Louisville. In 1990, Mr. Nickels was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and a Hugo Award for his book, Two Novellas.
He has written feature stories, celebrity interviews, and social commentary columns for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Bulletin, City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly and Philadelphia Style magazine. Mr. Nickels is the architectural writer/critic for the Philadelphia Bulletin, the religion editor for Lambda Book Report, a contributing editor at the Weekly Press, a feature writer for ICON magazine, and a weekly columnist for Philadelphia's STAR publications. Mr. Nickels' new novel, Spore, will be released in June 2010.