Friday, October 24, 2008

Jim Shepard @ Stockbridge Library

Jim Shepard, novelist and short story writer, will be the first guest in the Stockbridge Library’s Winter Reads series. Shepard, who teaches at Williams College, will read from and discuss his work on Sunday, October 26 at 4 p.m. in the Library’s main reading room.

Shepard’s darkly humorous tales have been called “utterly captivating” by Donna Seaman, writing for the Chicago Tribune, and a testament to “the power of the short story itself” by Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket).

Shepard was a finalist for the National Book Award and received the Story Prize in 2008 for “Like You’d Understand, Anyway,” his most recent short story collection. It was preceded by “Love and Hydrogen” and “Battling against Castro.”

Attendees will have an opportunity to chat with the author at a post-presentation reception and books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

This event, and all others in the Winter Reads series, is free and open to the public.

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