Deirdre Shaw's first novel, Love or Something Like It, will be published by Random House in April 2009. Her fiction has appeared in Swink and Folio, and her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times and The New York Observer. She held fiction residencies in 2006 at the Millay Colony and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Her fiction was included in the New Short Fiction Series Emerging Voices Group Show in L.A. in 2005, and she was awarded a 2004 Hackney Literary Award for National Short Story. She was a newspaper journalist for several years at The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer before moving to Los Angeles, where she has written for TV.
Joan Didion, Donna Tartt, Fitzgerald, John Cheever, Lorrie Moore, Susan Minot, Raymond Carver.
Love or Something Like It
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