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Jim Tomlinson

Born: 1941 in Sycamore, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Tomlinson was born and raised in Sycamore, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois.

Biography: Jim Tomlinson is an award-winning short-story writer. He previously worked as a manufacturing and product design engineer.

  • 2006 - Iowa Short Fiction Award

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Jim Tomlinson on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Nothing like an ocean :
ISBN: 0813125405 OCLC: 318728026

University Press of Kentucky, Lexington : ©2009.

The eleven stories in Nothing Like An Ocean confirm the promise of Jim Tomlinson's award-winning debut, Things Kept, Things Left Behind. Set in and around the fictional town of Spivey, Kentucky, the stories spotlight small-town lives that are thrown into quiet turmoil by unexpected events or outsiders: a man's broken-down car prompts a bittersweet hometown reunion; a husband is surprised to find that the idyllic spot where he courted his wife has been obliterated by mountaintop removal; a waitress watches in fascination as a regular customer blossoms as muse to an artist from Belarus. Adept at.

Things kept, things left behind
ISBN: 9781587297687 OCLC: 297118104

University of Iowa Press, Iowa City : ©2006.