Jim Shepard

National Book Award nominee, Jim Shepard, is coming to RiverRun Bookstore on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:00 PM to read & sign his new collection of short stories “Like You’d Understand, Anyway.”

Brimming with irony, compassion, and withering humor, these 11 stories seem both eerily pertinent and exhilaratingly exotic, displaying the work of a gifted writer at the height of his form.

His other books include “Project X,” “Nosferatu,” “Love and Hydrogen,” and “Batting Against Castro.” His stories have been widely anthologized and included three times in the “Best American Short Stories.” He was awarded a Pushcart Prize for “Hadrian’s Wall” in 2006, the Library of Congress/Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction for “Project X” in 2005, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Award in 2005.

Jim Shepard was named a National Book Award 2007 finalist in fiction on October 10 for his collection of short stories “Like You’d Understand, Anyway.”

He has been a writer-in-residence or distinguished visiting writer on campuses across the country. Shepard teaches writing and film at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. He received his B.A. from Trinity College in 1978 and his M.F.A. from Brown University in 1980.

The book reading & signing begins at 7:00 PM on November 16, at RiverRun Bookstore, located at 20 Congress Street, Portsmouth NH 03801. For more information on the event, call (603) 431-2100.