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Bob Shacochis



Bob Shacochis is a journalist and storyteller whose short story collection Easy in the Islands received the National Book Award for First Work of Fiction and whose first novel, Swimming in the Volcano, was a National Book Award finalist. As a war correspondent, Shacochis wrote The Immaculate Invasion, about the 1994 military intervention in Haiti, named a New York Times Notable Book of 1999. A recipient of the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy, he teaches at Benningtons and Florida States graduate writing programs.
 

 
Novels
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Collections
   Easy in the Islands (1985)
   The Next New World (1988)
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Non fiction show
 
Bob Shacochis recommends
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Devil Makes Three (2023)
Ben Fountain
"Devil Makes Three brings the relentless intimacy of great literature to the quest to understand Haiti. In this sense, the novel is both an act of wild faith and an act of mad love and, finally, a triumph."

Books containing stories by Bob Shacochis
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Best of the South (1996)
From Ten Years of New Stories from the South
(New Stories from the South)
edited by
Shannon Ravenel and Anne Tyler
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New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1990 (1990)
(New Stories from the South)
edited by
Shannon Ravenel
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New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1987 (1987)
(New Stories from the South)
edited by
Shannon Ravenel

Award nominations
2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (nominee) : The Woman Who Lost Her Soul
1993 National Book Award for Fiction (nominee) : Swimming in the Volcano


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