In the Classroom

  • Train Dreams: A Novella
    Train Dreams: A Novella
    by Denis Johnson
  • Bluets
    by Maggie Nelson
  • We the Animals: A novel
    We the Animals: A novel
    by Justin Torres


Chad Simpson is the winner of the 2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. His short story collection, "Tell Everyone I Said Hi," was published by the University of Iowa Press in October 2012.

Chad was raised in Monmouth, Illinois, and Logansport, Indiana. His stories and essays have appeared in "McSweeney's," "The Sun," "Esquire," "Barrelhouse," "American Short Fiction," and many other print and online publications. He also is the author of a chapbook of short fiction, "Phantoms," published by Origami Zoo Press in 2010. A recipient of an Illinois Arts Council fellowship in prose, he teaches at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he received the Philip Green Wright/Lombard College Prize for Distinguished Teaching in 2010. He lives in Monmouth, Illinois, with his wife, Jane.