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David Shields is the author of eight previous books of fiction and nonfiction, including Black Planet (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Remote (winner of the PEN/Revson Award), and Dead Languages (winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award). A senior editor at Conjunctions, Shields has published essays and stories in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, The Yale Review, The Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and The Believer. He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle, where he is a professor in the English department at the University of Washington.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Shields, David, -- 1956-
Shields, David, -- 1956- -- Family.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships.
Fathers and sons -- United States.