Jim Grimsley


Jim Grimsley was born on September 21, 1955 in rural eastern North Carolina and was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying writing with Doris Betts and Max Steele. He has published nineteen short stories and essays in various quarterlies, including DoubleTake, New Orleans Review, Carolina Quarterly and the New Virginia Review. His short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on three occasions and the body of his work published in the Carolina Quarterly was nominated for a GE Outstanding Young Writer Award in 1983. Jim’s story “City and Park” was listed as one of the outstanding short stories of 1982 in the Houghton Mifflin anthology Best American Short Stories of 1982.