Bennett Sims

Bennett Sims was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His fiction has appeared in A Public Space, Tin House, and Zoetrope: All-Story. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he currently teaches at the University of Iowa, where he is the Provost Postgraduate Visiting Writer in fiction.


ARTICLES FEATURING BENNETT

Pop Disappears

THERE ARE TWO KINDS of things, wrote J.L. Austin in an essay that Arthur Danto made famous: things that are ...


The Unliving

Triptych image: Antonio Adriano Puleo, "Untitled (54c)" 2013 What draws the reader to the novel is the hope of warming his ...


The Thinking Man's Zombie

IS IT SURPRISING that Bennett Sims’s novel A Questionable Shape, which focuses on attempts to resume normal life during a ...

The Thinking Man’s Zombie


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