Charles Simmons (author)

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Charles Paul Simmons (August 17, 1924 – June 1, 2017)[1] was 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.[3][4]


  1. ^ A retelling of Turgenev's First Love, The New York Times called Salt Water "a small masterpiece".[2]
  1. ^ Roberts, Sam (June 7, 2017). "Charles Simmons, Novelist and Critic, Dies at 92". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2017-06-08. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Going Under". The New York Times. September 6, 1998.
  3. ^ Simmons, Charles (13 November 1983). "24 (At Least) Little Pigs". The New York Times. p. 45. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
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