Chad Simpson talks with Eugene Cross about writing the Midwest, choosing his debut collection from fifty stories, and all the jobs he worked (security guard, juvenile probation officer, AmeriCorps) on his way to becoming a teacher.
This week’s feature is Jim Cohee’s novel The Swan. Cohee, a retired editor for Sierra Club Books, lives in San Francisco. This is his first book. This novel is also one of the first titles to be released from Break Away Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press. Edited by Susan Neville and Michael Martone, this series will focus on “fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and poetry with a Midwest connection.” Like Switchgrass Books, the imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, which launched in the fall of 2009, the goal of this series is to feature work that is rooted in […]
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