Charles Simmons (author)

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Simmons in 1987

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] Simmons graduated from Regis High School and then Columbia University in 1948.[5]

Selected works[edit]

  • Simmons, Charles (1973). Powdered Eggs. Penguin Books. ISBN 0140032010, 9780140032017
  • Simmons, Charles (1975). Your Subconscious Power. Wilshire Book Company. ISBN 0879801786, 9780879801786
  • Simmons, Charles (1978). Wrinkles. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. ISBN 0374293333, 9780374293338
  • Simmons, Charles (1979). Rides. Ramsay. ISBN 2859561129, 9782859561123
  • Simmons, Charles (1987). The Belles Lettres Papers. William Morrow. ISBN 0688060498, 9780688060497
  • Simmons, Charles (1988). An Old-fashioned Darling. Penguin Books. ISBN 0140111867, 9780140111866
  • Coleman, Alexander (Editor); Simmons, Charles (Editor). (1994). All There Is to Know: Readings From the Illustrious Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 067176747X, 9780671767471
  • Simmons, Charles (1999). Salt Water. Gallery Books. ISBN 0671035673, 9780671035679

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A retelling of Turgenev's First Love, The New York Times called Salt Water "a small masterpiece".[2]

Citations[edit]

  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.
  4. ^ Schiff, Stephen (1987-05-24). "Anyone we know?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  5. ^ "Other Deaths Reported". Columbia College Today. Fall 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-12-23. Retrieved July 13, 2021.