Jim Shepard is the author of six novels, including most recently Project X, and four story collections, including most recently the forthcoming You Think That’s Bad.  (Knopf, March 2011.)  His third collection, Like You’d Understand, Anyway, was a finalist for the National Book Award and won The Story Prize.  Project X won the 2005 Library of Congress/Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction, as well as the ALEX Award from the American Library Association.  His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, DoubleTake, the New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Playboy, and he was a columnist on film for the magazine The Believer.   Four of his stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize.  He teaches at Williams College and in the Warren Wilson MFA program, and lives in Williamstown with his wife Karen Shepard, his three children, and two beagles.

If you are interested in contacting Jim Shepard, please feel free to send a note to jimshepardfan(a)  We will be happy to forward correspondence to the author.

Interviews And Articles

2007 National Book Award Fiction Finalist Interview With Jim Shepard

Identity Theory:  Author of Project X converses with Robert Birnbaum

Bookslut: An Interview with Jim Shepard

LESSONS FROM THE LEARNED: Three Great Writers (Who Are Also Teachers) Give Us Their Unofficial Syllabi

O Magazine: Jim Shepard on Writing

Jim Shepard: Vice Magazine Interview

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  4. Not just a writer, but a talented speaker! He blew us all away at the Steamboat Springs Literary Sojourn! Thought-provoking, moving and funny as hell. If you have an authors’ or writers’ event. Here’s your man. Unbelievable!

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    • Hi Ralph! Sadly, I don’t believe a stop is yet scheduled for Toronto, but please do check back in case that changes! Thank you for writing.

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