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