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David Shields

Beck Lectures
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
8:00 PM
Barney-Davis Board Room 

Nonfiction Writer–David Shields is the author of fourteen books

David Shields is the author of fourteen books, including How Literature Saved My Life (Knopf, 2013), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (a New York Times bestseller), and Reality Hunger: A Manifesto (reissued in paperback by Vintage in 2011)—a book that challenges our most basic assumptions about originality, authenticity, and creativity. His other books include Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages: A Novel, winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Yale Review, the Believer, Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and the Utne Reader; he's written reviews for the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Boston Globe, and Philadelphia Inquirer. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.

Posted Date 
Sunday, March 31, 2013