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James Story

Author's Bio

Oklahoman by birth, Californian by upbringing, and New Yorker by choice and longevity, Jim Story is a novelist, short-story writer and poet. He has published short stories, creative nonfiction, reviews and poetry in a variety of literary publications, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, won a Best New Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and held a residency at the Edward Albee Center in Montauk, Long Island. An ex-college history professor (Russian History), Jim holds a PhD from Columbia University and a certificate from the Russian (now Harriman) Institute. He lives in New York City with his life partner, Jill.

Publications and Prizes

And Then, Aspen Anthology, Berkeley Poetry Review, Confrontation, Folio, Home Planet News, Hyn Anthology, Karamu, Now, nycBigCityLit.com, Paper Boat, Pindeldyboz, Poets, Steelhead Review, The Same

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Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, Generosity by Richard Powers, Don Quixote by Cervantes, Edith Grossman translation, Solar by Ian McKewan, Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
Favorite Books:
Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov Franny & Zooey, by J. D. Salinger Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
Favorite Authors:
Contemporary: David Lodge, Ben Fountain, Jhumpa Lahiri, Kent Haruf, Penelope Lively, Ian McEwan, Elizabeh Strout

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Listing last updated: August 16, 2013

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Born in:
Maud, OK
Raised in:
Firebaugh, CA

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