Sharma Shields

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Sharma Shields is the author of a short story collection, Favorite Monster, and two novels, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac and The Cassandra. Sharma’s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Electric Lit, Catapult, Slice, Slate, Fairy Tale Review, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Fugue, and elsewhere and have garnered such prizes as the 2020 PNBA Award, 2016 Washington State Book Award, the Autumn House Fiction Prize, the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor, a Grant for Artist Projects from Artist Trust, and the A.B. Guthrie Award for Outstanding Prose. She received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Washington (2000) and her MFA from the University of Montana (2004). Sharma runs a small press, Scablands Books, ...more

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The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac

3.62 avg rating — 1,562 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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The Cassandra

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Favorite Monster: Stories

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Lilac City Fairytales

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“Jim was there, too, Amelia’s husband, a man whom Vanessa would have liked to enjoy less. He was a pretty fantastic guy. This was confusing for Vanessa. It suggested that Amelia, too, was fantastic.”
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