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Peng Shepherd

Peng Shepherd was born and raised in Phoenix, where she rode horses and trained in classical ballet, and has lived in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York. Her first novel, "The Book of M," won the 2019 Neukom Institute for Literary Arts Award for Debut Speculative Fiction, and was chosen as a best book of the year by Amazon, Elle, Refinery29 and The Verge, as well as a best book of the summer by the Today Show and NPR On Point. A graduate of the NYU Master of Fine Arts program, Shepherd is the recipient of a 2020 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Elizabeth George Foundation’s emerging writers 2016 grant.

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The Cartographers
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
HarperCollins Publishers
March 2022
ISBN 9780062910691
400 pages

The Book of M
A Novel
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
June 2019
ISBN 9780062669612
Paperback, 496 pages

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