Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Jim Shepard is a finalist for the 2007 National Book Awards

The National Book Awards finalists in fiction are:

Mischa Berlinski, Fieldwork (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Lydia Davis, Varieties of Disturbance (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End (Little, Brown & Company)
Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Jim Shepard, Like You’d Understand, Anyway (Alfred A. Knopf)

I'm delighted that Jim is getting this major recognition. He's a fine writer, an excellent teacher, and a swell human being. I studied with him at Tin House in the summer of 2006.

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At 4:06 PM, Blogger Ms. Theologian said...

How cool!

And Bob Hass too!


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