Jenn Shapland on the BookPeople Podcast!

Carson Jacket Final.inddBummed about missing Jenn Shapland’s in-store event? We got you covered! Listen in to hear the story behind her critically-acclaimed debut memoir, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers. It’ been buzzed about on several publications including The New York Times and it’s a bookseller favorite.

Inventory Manager Molly calls it, “a soft, intimate, deep heart work of non-fiction.” And Uriel praises this hidden history of McCullers as “powerful and utterly necessary.”

Jenn begins her event by reading selections from the book and continues through a thoughtful discussion with Adeena Reitberger, co-editor of American Short Fiction.

Stream our episode on the player below, or subscribe and listen on iTunes now. And be sure to grab a signed copy of Shapland’s book from us today.


About the Author: Jenn Shapland’s work won a 2017 Pushcart Prize and fellowships/residencies at Ucross, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Yaddo, the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, and Vermont Studio Center. Her essays have been published in Tin HouseTHE Magazine, Pastelegram, The Lifted Brow, Electric Literature, NANOfiction, and The Millions. She teaches in the Creative Writing department at the Institute of American Indian Arts and has a PhD in English from UT Austin. She designs and makes clothing for Agnes. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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