Charles Simmons (author)

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Charles Simmons (born 1924) is an American editor and novelist. His first novel, Powdered Eggs (1964), was awarded the William Faulkner Foundation Award (1965) for a notable first novel. Later works include Salt Water (1998),[N 1] The Belles Lettres Papers, and Wrinkles and co-author together with Alexander Coleman of All There Is To Know - Readings From The Illustrious Eleventh Edition Of The Encyclopaedia Britannica

He was formerly an editor of The New York Times Book Review.[2]


  1. ^ A retelling of Turgenev's First Love, The New York Times called Salt Water "a small masterpiece".[1]
  1. ^ "Going Under". The New York Times. September 6, 1998. 
  2. ^ Simmons, Charles (13 November 1983). "24 (At Least) Little Pigs". The New York Times. p. 45. Retrieved 12 March 2011.