New book is professor's sixth

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Road to Cosmos by Bill Meissner

A short story collection by Bill Meissner, SCSU professor of English, has been released by the University of Notre Dame Press.

“The Road to Cosmos” is a collection of short stories told through the eyes of a native son in the small town of Cosmos, Minn. Each story contains idiosyncratic characters who have unique ways of following their dreams.

Meissner also has had four books of poetry and another short story collection published. Four of the stories in “The Road to Cosmos” received the PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Award. Additional honors have included a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction for Fiction, a National Endowment for the Arts of Creative Writing Fellowship and a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship.

Meissner directs the SCSU creative writing program and conducts the week-long Mississippi River Creative Writers Workshop every year.

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