Uncategorized | December 09, 2004

BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City recently published H.E. Francis’s new short-story collection, I’ll Never Leave You, winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction (selected by Diane Glancy). Francis’s fiction has appeared on several occasions in the pages of The Missouri Review, most recently the story “Underground Music” in TMR 20:3 (1997).

Francis is the author of ten previous books, over two hundred stories, and numerous translations. His stories have been included in the Pushcart, O. Henry, and Best American Short Stories volumes. His book The Itinerary of Beggars won the Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction, and his book Naming Things was selected for the Illinois Short Fiction Series. He taught for many years at the University of Alabama and received three Fulbright fellowships to Argentina. He now divides his time between Hunstville, Alabama, and Madrid, Spain.