A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Jenn Shapland



Christian Michael Filardo

Jenn Shapland is a writer living in New Mexico. Her first book, "My Autobiography of Carson McCullers," is a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award and was longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Her essay "Finders, Keepers" won a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and she was awarded the 2019 Rabkin Foundation Award for art journalism. She has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

Her work has received support from the Georgia O'Keeffe fellowship, residencies at Ucross, Yaddo, the Carson McCullers Center for Artists and Musicians, Vermont Studio Center, the Tin House Writers Workshop and the Harry Ransom Center graduate internship.

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Scheduled events:
National Book Award Authors
2020 National Book Award–honored authors Lydia Millet, Jenn Shapland and Charles Yu come together for a cross-genre discussion on inspiration, reading and recognition. Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation.

Marshall Foundation Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Book Award Winners

Panelists: Lydia Millet, Jenn Shapland, Charles Yu
Moderators: Melissa Febos, Natalie Green

Book:
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers
A Memoir
History / Biography
Tin House Books
January 2021
ISBN 9781951142292
Paperback, 296 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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