Thu, 09/13/2018

This past April, at age 24, Commonwealth Honors College alumna August Thomas ’09 published her debut novel, Liar’s Candle. Beginning fiction writing at age 13, she was only 14 years old when she enrolled in the Honors College.

Thomas would go on to present research at UMass's annual Undergraduate Research Conference at age 16, and frequently worked with the Honors academic advising staff on college programs. Commonwealth Honors College commends Thomas on her achievement and success, and wishes her the best of luck as she writes her second novel.

Learn more about Thomas and Liar’s Candle, and find more information about Thomas and her time at UMass.