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B.A., (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Brown University, 1978
MFA, (Honors in Fiction), University of Iowa, 1980
PEN, Authors League, Writers Guild of America, Poets & Writers, Associated Writing Programs, MLA
Personal essay, lyric essay, collage, blurred-genre work, fiction
David Shields’s new book, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, has been acclaimed as “mind-bending” (The New York Times) and “the most provocative, brain-rewiring book of 2010” (GQ). His previous book, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, was a New York Times bestseller. He is the author of eight other books, including 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, Salon, and Slate. Shields’s work has been translated into fifteen languages.