Jim Shepard

Jim Shepard


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Bridgeport, Connecticut, The United States
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Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Book of Aron, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Achievement in Jewish Literature from the American Library Association and the PEN/New England Award for fiction, and five story collections, including his new collection, The World To Come. Five of his short stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories, two for the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Williams College.

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Wonderful, insightful review from the New York Times:





There’s a fascinating type of list that shows up repeatedly in the acknowledgments of Jim Shepard’s story collections. Varied and wide-ranging, it’s not an academic bibliography, more like a gush of all the research material he used in preparation. His latest list unfurls for pages, from country diaries to wartime journals, naval histories,...

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The Book of Aron

3.67 avg rating — 3,998 ratings — published 2015 — 29 editions
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Like You'd Understand, Anyway

3.87 avg rating — 1,703 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Love and Hydrogen: New and ...

4.02 avg rating — 855 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Project X

3.57 avg rating — 907 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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You Think That's Bad

3.87 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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The World to Come

3.82 avg rating — 236 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
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3.48 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2014
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Nosferatu

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3.61 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Batting Against Castro

3.90 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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The Zero Meter Diving Team

3.98 avg rating — 51 ratings
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“You get lonely, is what it is. A person's not supposed to go through life with absolutely nobody. It's not normal. The longer you go by yourself the weirder you get, and the weirder you get the longer you go by yourself. It's a loop and you gotta do something to get out of it.”
Jim Shepard

“What makes us threaten the things we want most?”
Jim Shepard, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales

“It turns out that our intuition is a greater genius than we are.”
Jim Shepard



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