Jim Story

Poet, Fiction Writer

65 West 90th Street Apt. 24D
New York, NY 10024
(917) 689-7612

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 currently (2021) has a novel being considered by Penguin Random House called The Condor's Shadow. In 2015 he published a novel called, Problems of Translation, or Charlie's Comic, Terrifying, Romantic, Loopy Round-the-World Journey in Search of Linguistic Happiness. 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 & Prizes

And Then
Aspen Anthology
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Home Planet News
Hyn Anthology
Paper Boat
Steelhead Review
The Same
Prizes won: 

100 Notable Books Award from Shelf Unbound, 2015, Best New Writers Award from Poets & Writers, "Notes of a Forty-Year Old Country Boy," poetry series, nominated for Pushcart Prize

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
John Steinbeck, Vladimir Nabokov, Ben Fountain, Colson Whitehead, Jennifer Egan, Amor Towles, Colum McCann, Jhumpa Lahiri, Michel Ondaatje, Jim Shepard, Kent Haruf, Michael Chabon, Alice Munro, Pat Barker, J. D. Salinger, Elizabeth Strout, Gary Shteyngart, Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers, David Mitchell, Jayne Anne Phillips
What I'm reading now: 
Foregone by Russell Banks, The Immigrants by W. G. Sebald, The Land Breakers by John Ehle, Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell, About Grace by Anthony Doerr, Deacon King Kong by James McBride, That Old Country Music by Kevin Barry

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Born in: 
Maud, OK
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Firebaugh, CA
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Last update: May 09, 2021