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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.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Flights (1983)
   Paper Doll (1986)
   Lights Out in the Reptile House (1990)
   Kiss of the Wolf (1994)
   Nosferatu (1998)
     aka Nosferatu in Love
   Project X (2004)
   The Book of Aron (2015)
   Phase Six (2021)
Novellas and Short Stories
Anthologies edited
   You've Got to Read This (1994) (with Ron Hansen)
   Unleashed (1995) (with Amy Hempel)
Non fiction show
Jim Shepard recommends
Night of the Living Rez (2022)
Morgan Talty
"Night of the Living Rez is a fiercely intelligent and beautifully written set of stories--a spectacularly visceral and moving account of the experience of a member of the Penobscot Nation in today's America--as well as a wrenching meditation on family and familial dysfunction. Morgan Talty is a master of the way dependency and pain transition from one body to another; the way both separating and refusing to separate become modes of saving ourselves; and the way, for all of our failures, we never stop doing what we can to provide each other hope."
Teenager (2022)
Bud Smith
"Abused when not neglected, and with no patience for self-pity, Teenager's Kody and Teal are the latest memorable additions to that venerable American tradition of They're young, they're in love, and they'll shoot if they have to, lighting out for the west and freedom. Wildly romantic, blithely clueless and always headlong, they're above all else passionately appreciative of the miracle of someone else having chosen, of all things, them, and everywhere they go they reveal, in all its doofy and intermittent heartlessness and lethality, the America that spawned them."
Joan is Okay (2022)
Weike Wang
"Scathingly witty . . . Wang is wonderful at understated sadness presented without a twinge of self-pity."

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Anthologies containing stories by Jim Shepard
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Anthony Doerr
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Meg Wolitzer
Loosed Upon the World (2015)
The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction
edited by
John Joseph Adams

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National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : Like You'd Understand, Anyway

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