Jim Shepard, the author of six novels - most recently Project X - and four short story collections discusses his works with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam on Monday, February 27, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
His books include the novels Project X (winner of the Library of Congress/Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction and the ALEX Award from the American Library Association), Nosferatu, Kiss of the Wolf, Flights, Lights Out in the Reptile House, and Paper Doll. His short story collections include Love and Hydrogen, Battling Against Castro, You Think That's Bad and Like You'd Understand, Anyway.
Shepard's fiction has appeared in Harper's, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, the New Yorker, Granta and Playboy and he has been the film columnist for the magazine The Believer.
Four of his stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories and one for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches writing at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
The Writers at Work series is organized by Kansas City author Whitney Terrell.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP online  or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available in the garage adjacent to the library.
Angela Elam's interview with Jim Shepard will be featured in an upcoming episode of New Letters on the Air. The show is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on KCUR 89.3 FM.
Co-sponsored by the Cockefair Chair at UMKC, the Writers at Work Roundtable and the UMKC English Department.