Jim Nelson

Fiction Writer

San Francisco, CA 94117

Author's Bio

Jim Nelson’s most recent novels are In My Memory Locked and Stranger Son. Other books include Bridge Daughter (Kindle Press, 2016), Hagar's Mother, and Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People. His short work has appeared in North American Review, Confrontation, Watchword, Instant City, and other fine venues. He holds a B.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He divides his time between San Francisco and Tokyo.

Publications & Prizes

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Watchword Press
Prizes won: 

Leo Litwak Award in Short Fiction. Clark College Fiction Prize (First Place). Red Wheelbarrow Fiction Award (First Place). Webby Award nomination.

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Adults, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Livermore, CA
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Last update: Oct 25, 2020