Arizona State University

Faculty reading from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing's "Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference"

Introduction by Sara Sams

March 3-6, 2011
ASU, Tempe campus

David Shields’ new book, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, has been acclaimed as “the most provocative, brain-rewiring book of 2010” (GQ) and “mind-bending” (the New York Times). His previous book, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, was a New York Times bestseller. He is the author of eight other books, including Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages: A Novel, winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Salon, and Slate. Shields’s work has been translated into twenty languages.

*Apologies for the video quality, the evening readings were very dimly lit and the video required extensive post-processing.*


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