Literary award for Knox professor

From: WIUM (Macomb, IL)

The University of Iowa Press chooses two winners each year for the Iowa Short Fiction Awards. One of the winners this year is Chad Simpson of Knox College. Simpson received the 2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. As part of the honor, the University of Iowa Press just published Simpson’s collection of short stories “Tell Everyone I Said Hi.”…

Simpson’s book was chosen for the award by writer Jim Shepard, who in a release is quoted as saying: “Chad Simpson writes with a piercing tenderness and sadness about loss and helplessness and the impossible decisions that we face every day, and the complexity of the compromises we offer the world, and ourselves, in response.”… Read more…