Guest host Wyatt Cenac presents a program of stories about drastic solutions and last chances. Master fantasist Steven Millhauser imagines the world covered by a gigantic plastic sphere in “The Dome,” read by Alec Baldwin. Jim Shepard takes us to the greatest recorded natural disaster in history in “Cretan Love Song,” read by Joe Morton, and Mr. Potato Head is not your friend in Nicholson Baker’s “Subsoil,” read by Thomas Gibson.
Click here to listen. Jim’s story can be heard during the first half hour.
He reads the Netherlands Lives with Water and a new short. Jim begins to read about 25 minutes into the video.
Oh, and here’s an interesting blog post about the story.
Hat tip to Michael Maren – Karen Russell, Jim Shepard, Ben Marcus, listening to Sloane Crosley @powerHouseArena on May 24
For more information about the event, click here.
Calling all PDX-ers – be sure to stop by Broadway Books at 7:00 pm tonight. Don’t miss it!
Here is the link: http://www.broadwaybooks.net/Events.html
I’m coming too and I look forward to meeting you!
Hello Jim Shepard fans! Apologies on my end for not being as diligent as I should be about blogging, but now I will be back with renewed enthusiasm because Jim’s book “You Think That’s Bad” will be released on March 22! (Which is also, coincidentally, my 30th birthday, so I am convinced that this will be a lucky year for me!)
So, in the meantime, go ahead and pre-order the book at Amazon or Powell’s or another bookstore of your choice, and check back here for more updates.
Also, please note that Jim Shepard will be doing a book tour this spring to promote his new collection. And I can’t stress enough that along with being a great writer, Jim Shepard is one of the FINEST readers alive today, and the chance to meet him in person is an experience not to be missed. If you don’t believe me, check out some of the videos I’ve posted on this blog and see for yourself. I’ll be publicizing his upcoming trips as much as possible, so please come and bring your friends, and prepare for a wonderful evening.
Your comments about his work, your experience of his work, etc. are always welcome and I will be happy to post them to this blog. Thank you for visiting and please keep in touch.
The Rumpus has selected Jim Shepard’s upcoming collection, “You Think That’s Bad” as it February Rumpus Book Club Selection!
Here is the full post:
Coming Soon: February. And not just February, but the February Rumpus Book Club selection, You Think That’s Bad, the new collection of short stories by Jim Shepard, which The Rumpus Book Club members will receive more than a month before the book is available for purchase.
You can join the book club here. We’re only going to be able to accept a limited number of new subscribers this month.
We’re really excited about this. So excited we might just rename The Rumpus “Shepard Town.” As in, Welcome to Shepard Town.
Click here to join the Rumpus Bookclub.