May 1, 2013 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Bennett Sims will read from his debut novel, A Questionable Shape, a wise and calculated postmodern novel which turns typical zombie fare on its head to deliver a wise and philosophical rumination on the nature of memory and loss. "Bennett Sims is a writer fearsomely equipped with an intellectual and linguistic range to rival a young Nabokov's, Nicholson Baker's gift for miniaturistic intaglio, and an arsenal of virtuosities entirely his own. A Questionable Shape announces a literary talent of genre-wrecking brilliance."— Wells Tower

Bennett Sims was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His fiction has appeared in A Public Space, Tin House, and Zoetrope: All-Story. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he currently teaches at the University of Iowa, where he is the Provost Postgraduate Visiting Writer in fiction.