Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jim Nichols

Jim Nichols is a native Mainer who lives in Warren with his wife, Anne. His work has been widely published in Magazines like Esquire, Night Train, elimae, Portland Monthly, Zoetrope ASE and Narrative and has won several awards, including the Willamette Fiction Prize, a River City Writing Award and a Maine Arts Commission Independent Artists Fellowship. His story collection Slow Monkeys and Other Stories (Carnegie Mellon) appeared in 2003.

Jim's novel Hull Creek (Down East Books) is a bawdy but empathetic look at the challenges faced by young men who still go down to the sea in ships. It received an IPPY award (Silver Medal for fiction) for 2012 and also won 2nd prize in this year's Book Award for Fiction at the Maine Literary Awards. 

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