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Jim Shepard


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Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and two collections of stories. He teaches at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
 
Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : Like You'd Understand, Anyway


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Larchfield (2017)
Polly Clark
"Larchfield is beautifully eloquent about that quotidian kind of courage that so often goes overlooked: that fortitude that allows us to engage compassion through our loneliness, and to construct a future in which our truest selves might fit."
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Rough Animals (2018)
Rae DelBianco
"Rough Animals is the kind of novel that can teach you the mechanics of dissecting a bull with only an axe and a knife, or how to survive on a coyote’s blood if you’re waterless in the desert. It renders its portrait of brother-sister love and their pitiless world of the badlands of northern Utah with some of Denis Johnson’s flamboyant lyricism, when it comes to longings for transcendence, and with more than a little of Cormac McCarthy’s implacable vision of a world in which we survive by doing the thing most others could not bring themselves to do."

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