David James Poissant, an English department faculty member, has signed a two-book contract with Simon & Schuster. The first book, a collection of short stories, will be published in spring 2014. The second, a novel, will be published in 2015. Both books were acquired by Senior Editor Millicent Bennett, whose S&S authors include Will Allison, Philip Lopate, Anuradha Roy, and Brando Skyhorse.
Poissant’s stories have been published previously by The Atlantic, Playboy, One Story, New Stories from the South, and Best New American Voices. New stories are forthcoming this year in Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere.