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Creative writing teacher to publish award-winning collection of short stories


Cara Blue Adams, Associate Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, will soon publish her collection of short stories titled You never get it back Thursday, December 15. The collection received the 2021 John Simmons Short Fiction Award earlier this year.

Named one of Beginners9 top books you should read in November and December“, Chicago Review12 essential books for December“and The Millions”The most anticipated books of December“the collection follows Kate Bishop, a young woman who spends her childhood in the Vermont countryside, through thirteen linked stories as she travels the United States in search of a vocation, first as a scholar. scientist and later as a writer.

You never get it back is Adams’ first publication, although she has already published over twenty stories in leading magazines such as Granta, The Kenyon Review, American Fiction Short and Story, who named her one of their “15s under 30”.

“My fiction is both a recording of the world as I have experienced it and how I felt to be alive,” Adams said. She also credits the work of authors Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Hayden, Ernest Hemingway and others as the backbone of her writing, noting “My work is a tribute to the writers I love most.”

In the coming weeks, Adams will tour the Northeast on tour to promote the collection’s release, including a virtual launch event at Greenlight Bookstore in New York, New York, on Monday, December 13.

For more information on the collection, please visit its listing on the University of Iowa Press website and to see upcoming tour dates, please visit Adams website.