James Hynes (born August 23, 1955) is an American novelist. He was born in Okemos, Michigan, and grew up in Big Rapids, Michigan. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, where he has taught creative writing at the University of Texas. He has also taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the University of Michigan, Miami University, and Grinnell College. Hynes received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.
Books in order of publication:
The Wild Colonial Boy (Atheneum, 1990)
Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror (Picador USA, 1997)
The Lecturer’s Tale (Picador USA, 2001)
Kings of Infinite Space (St. Martin’s Press, 2004)
Next (Little, Brown, and Company, 2010)