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Jim Shepard and Carol Frost

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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, January 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.


On January 20, as the first author of the 2011 Winter With the Writers series, he read his short story, “Boys Town;” discussed the art of short stories, the madness of writers and the need for good readers; and punctuated all of it with his deft wit.

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Taken on January 20, 2011