Reading by David Shields

April 10, 2013, 4:00–6:00 pm
Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus

195 De Haro (at 15th Street)
Free and open to the public

More info: Contact Estee Stevens at or 415.551.9352

The Graduate Programs in Design, Writing, and Visual and Critical Studies welcome David Shields for a reading and discussion of his latest book.

Shields is the author of 14 books, including the just-released How Literature Saved My Life (2013), recently excerpted in the New York Times Magazine. An internationally lauded fiction writer, provocative and insightful essayist, Shields’s book Reality Hunger: A Manifesto (2010) was named one of the best books of the year by more than 30 publications; and The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (2008) was a New York Times bestseller.

His essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, Yale Review, Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and Utne Reader.

Shields has received a Guggenheim fellowship, two NEA fellowships, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.