Author of the recently published and much-acclaimed novel Problems of Translation, or Charlie’s Comic, Terrifying, Romantic, Loopy Round-the-World Journey in Search of Linguistic Happiness, Jim Story is a novelist, short-story writer and poet, and Today’s Story is his blog.
A former Okie blues singer and Russian history professor, Jim has published short stories, essays, reviews and poetry in Confrontation, The Same, Karamu, Folio, Pindeldyboz, Helicon, Aspen Anthology, Berkeley Poetry Review, Steelhead Review, Now, Paper Boat, Hyn Poetry Anthology, Poets, Big City Lit, Long Island University Magazine, And Then, and Home Planet News, for which he served several years as Executive Editor.
He’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (for a series of poems called “Notes of a Forty-Year Old Country Boy”), won a Best New Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and held a residency at the Edward Albee Center in Montauk, Long Island. He has studied with Ben Fountain at a Zoetrope Conference in Belize in 2007 and with Jim Shepard at Sirenland in Positano, Italy.
A story called “Milwaukee Dawn” appeared recently (June 2015) in BigCityLit.com. Forthcoming publications will include a collection of short stories called Love and Other Terminal Diseases and a novella called Wounded by History, which National Book Critics Circle award winner Ben Fountain has already called “swift, profound and engaging.”
Jim is an enthusiastic follower of tennis and jazz. He lives in New York City, where he is currently at work on his next novel. Videos and audios of readings from Jim’s novels and short fiction can be accessed from the Readings section of his website.