The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead

Shields, David

9780307387967

ISBN 10: 0307387968 / 0-307-38796-8
ISBN 13: 9780307387967
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2009

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David Shields is the author of eight previous books, includingBlack 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), andDead Languages: A Novel(winner of a PEN/Syndicated Fiction award). A senior editor ofConjunctions, Shields has published essays and stories in dozens of periodicals, includingThe New York Times Magazine,Harper's Magazine,Yale Review,Village Voice,Salon,Slate,McSweeney's, andBeliever. He teaches at the University of Washington and lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.


 

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