Live from Prairie Lights | Bennett Sims

Nov 15, 2023

07:00 PM

Prairie Lights Books,

15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Bennett Sims

Award-winning author of A Questionable Shape and White Dialogues, Bennett Sims will read from his new collection Other Minds and Other Stories, published by Two Dollar Radio.

"[Bennett Sims] draws on academia, art, and technology for a superb collection about identity and memory.... Throughout, Sims boldly plays with form, such as in 'Introduction to the Reading of Hegel,' which consists of one paragraph that extends for nearly 30 pages and chronicles an adjunct professor’s self-sabotage as he attempts to apply for a prestigious fellowship. Here and elsewhere, the prose is shot through with pitch-perfect observations and dark undercurrents... These brilliant stories are hard to shake."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
Writers’ Workshop alum Sims is the author of 2 previous books and his fiction has appeared in A Public SpaceConjunctions, Electric Literature, Tin House, and Zoetrope: All-Story, as well as in the Pushcart Prize Anthology. He has taught at Bard College, Grinnell College, and currently teaches at the University of Iowa.

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