Collection inventory

Special Collections home page
printer friendly version

Patrick Hicks Writings

An inventory of his papers in the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University


Creator: Hicks, Patrick
Title: Patrick Hicks Writings
Dates: 2009
Size: 2 folders
Abstract: Two writing pieces by Patrick Hicks inspired by the events following the bombing and crash of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
Language: English
Repository: Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Patrick Hicks

Patrick Hicks is a writer-in-residence at Augustana College and currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Hicks has published multiple poetry chapter books including Traveling Through History (2005), Draglines (2006), The Kiss That Saved My Life (2007), This London (2008), and the paperback collection The Gossamer. He is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and has been the recipient of several writing grants. Hicks was also a Visiting Fellow at Oxford. He has just completed his first novel, which is about Auschwitz.

Return to top

Scope and Content Note

The Patrick Hicks Writings consist of two pieces written by Hicks. One is his short story "57 Gatwick," which was published in Glimmer Train issue 72. The other is an article he wrote for The Writer titled "A Tragedy Transformed: How a Writer Turned the Pan Am 103 Disaster into an Award-Winning Short Story".

Return to top


Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Return to top

Selected Search Terms


Hicks, Patrick.

Associated Titles

57 Gatwick.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Plane crashes.

Types of material

Short stories.

Return to top

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Patrick Hicks Writings,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Patrick Hicks in 2009.

Processing Information

The Patrick Hicks Writings are processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2011
Revision history: Feb 2018 - Stylistic changes (VSOM); Oct 2021 - Stylistic changes (EMB)

Return to top


Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Return to top


PSC 15 "57 Gatwick," glimmer train issue 72, Fall, 2009: 93-101 2009 (2 copies)
PSC 15 "A tragedy transformed: how a writer turned the Pan Am 103 disaster into an award-winning short story," the writer 2009 July

Return to top