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Jim Nichols

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Life-long Maine kid...currently living in Warren. Winner of 2016 Maine Book Award for Fiction. Runner-up in 2012. Work published in Esquire, elimae, Portland Monthly, Zoetrope ASE, Narrative, River City, American Fiction, Clackamas Review, paris transcontinental, others...winner of Kurt Johnson Prize for Fiction (2014) and Willamette Fiction Award (2000), collection Slow Monkeys and Other Stories (2003), novel Hull Creek (2011), novel-in-stories Closer All The Time (2015).

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Closer All the Time

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Hull Creek

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Slow Monkeys and Other Stories

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Closer All The Time

My new novel-in-stories, entitled Closer All The Time, will appear in February 2015, from Islandport Press. Can't wait!
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