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Jim Shepard

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20121221

Acclaimed fiction writer Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and several short story collections, including Like You'd Understand Anyway, winner of the 2008 Story Prize and a National Book Award finalist. Known for his well-researched and historically grounded fiction about obscure topics, Shepard shares his inspiration for writing and reads from his 2011 collection, You Think That's Bad, in front of an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, while the 2012 Cockefair Writer-in-Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

| Subject Matter: Obscure Topics, Research, Writing | Interview Year: 2012 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Story Prize, National Book Award finalist |

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