WAMC’s Book Show comes to The Mount! Host Joe Donahue and author Jim Shepard will discuss Jim’s latest book, The World to Come, a new collection that spans borders and centuries with unrivaled mastery.
Joe Donahue talks to people on the radio for a living as WAMC’s Vice President for News and Programming. In addition to countless impressive human “gets” – he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Book of Aron, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Achievement in Jewish Literature from the American Library Association and the PEN/New England Award for fiction, and five story collections, including his new collection, The World To Come. Five of his short stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories, two for the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Williams College.
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