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Jim Shepard

JIM SHEPARD is the author of seven previous novels, most recently The Book of Aron (winner of the 2016 PEN New England Award, the Sophie Brody medal for achievement in Jewish literature, the Ribalow Prize for Jewish literature, the Clark Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award) and five story collections, including Like You'd Understand, Anyway, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won The Story Prize. His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Esquire, Tin House, Granta, Zoetrope, Electric Literature, and Vice, and has often been selected for The Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with his wife, three children, and three beagles, and he teaches at Williams College.


Kirkus Announces Finalists for 2015 Book Prizes

The literary journal Kirkus Reviews has announced the finalists for its 2015 book prizes. Congratulations to Jim Shepard, author of The Book of Aron, and Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life, who are finalists in the fiction category, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me, and Andrea Wulf, author of The Invention of Nature, who are finalists in the nonfiction category.

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ALA Announces Shortlist for 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which are awarded annually for the previous year’s best books written for adult readers and published in the United States.

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