Jim Gavin in the LA Times

The Los Angeles Times has selected Jim Gavin (Fiction 2011), as one of their “Faces to watch in 2013.” (Follow the link and then click “Books.”) Jim’s first collection of short fiction, Middle Men, will be published by Simon & Schuster next month.

In a starred review, Kirkus called Middle Men “exceptionalthe best kind of satire: barbed and hilarious, but suffused with compassion.”

Jim’s work has appeared in the New Yorker (full text of the story available online), the Paris Review (ditto), and Zyzzyva. He received one of our 2011 Global Fellowships in Fiction, which he used to travel to Nicaragua. Jim was a Stegner Fellow before coming to BU to get his MFA.

Middle Men is available for preorder here.

Photo credit: Fred Schroeder, Simon & Schuster

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