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Jim Nichols

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Life-long Maine kid until October 2020, when we moved to Santa Fe...planning to split time in Maine. 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) and my latest: Blue Summer (2020).

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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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