Nichols, Jim (1950 - )
Genre: Short Stories
Jim Nichols is a native Mainer, born in Brunswick and raised in Freeport, who now lives in Warren with his wife. When he's not writing, he works for Telford Aviation at the airport in Owls Head.
In 2000, Nichols' short story "Slow Monkeys" won the Willamette Fiction Prize. He won fifth prize in 1997 for a story in American Fiction Volume 9 -- The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers (Joyce Carol Oates was guest judge), and in 1993 won second prize for a story, "Jon-Clod,", submitted to the River City Writing Awards for Fiction.
His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Puckerbrush review, Paris Transcontinental, ELF, River City, and other magazines.
- Slow Monkey and Other Stories (2002) a story collection, features ordinary people in ordinary settings living extraordinary lives.