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Fellowship Awards 2003
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Arts Innovator Award 2013
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James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award 2015
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David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York Times bestseller), and Black Planet (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award). Other People: Takes and Mistakes is forthcoming from Knopf in February 2017. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, Shields has published essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire, Yale Review, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and Believer. His work has been translated into twenty languages.
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Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, Knopf, 2010.
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, Knopf, 2008.
Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season, Bison Books, 2006.