King’s short story and a novel are recognized

May 14, 2015

Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, had her short story, “Adios and Adios,” accepted for publication by The Gettysburg Review with publication later this year.
King’s short story is part of a linked collection of stories she’s working on, titled “Gringos in Paradise.” Her stories explore cross-cultural relationships within the setting of wartime Guatemala. Specifically, “Adios and Adios” traces the doomed love affair between a Guatemalan language school teacher and his North American student.

In addition, King was awarded a Money For Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Inc. grant to fund a trip to Guatemala to conduct research for her novel in progress, titled “Rooster Hour.”

King has taught at North Central since 2006. She earned her B.A. from Eastern Mennonite University, an M.A. from James Madison University, an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College and her Ph.D. from Emory University.