Jim Miller is a native San Diegan and a graduate of the MFA program at San Diego State University. In addition to his MFA in Fiction, Miller has a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. He is a founding member of the San Diego Writers Collective, co-founder of San Diego City Works Press, and also an editor of the literary journal City Works. Miller teaches English and Labor Studies at San Diego City College where he is the director of the San Diego City College Literary Center and the San Diego City College International Book Fair. Miller is the co-author of the radical history of San Diego Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See (with Mike Davis and Kelly Mayhew) and a cultural studies book on working class sports fandom, Better to Reign in Hell: Inside the Raiders Fan Empire (with Kelly Mayhew). Miller is also the editor of Sunshine/Noir: Writing from San Diego and Tijuana and Democracy in Education; Education for Democracy: An Oral History of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1931. He has published poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in a wide range of journals and other publications. As a young man, Miller was a bouncer, a factory worker, a warehouseman, and a laborer in his late father’s home repair business. A proud union member, Jim serves on the executive board of AFT local 1931 and does political action work. Jim Miller lives in downtown San Diego with his wife and son.
Sunshine/Noir Writing From San Diego and Tijuana is the inaugural book from San Diego’s only literary press, San Diego City Works Press. It contains an innovative mix of fiction, non-fiction, …
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