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This Day in Georgia History

April 27, 2009

Tom Deitz Died

Author and educator Tom Deitz died in Gainesville, GA. Born on Jan. 17, 1952 in Young Harris, Georgia, Deitz attended Young Harris College and the University of Georgia, where he attained both a B.A. and M.A in English, and worked for a time, before embarking on a writing career that saw him publish over twenty works of fantasy. He was honored as Georgia Writer of the Year in 2006. Deitz also taught at Gainesville State College.