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GERALD SHAPIRO

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Fiction writer GERALD SHAPIRO taught creative writing and literature at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, where he also served as a reader for Prairie Schooner. He is the author of the short story collections From Hunger (University of Missouri Press), winner of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish Fiction, Bad Jews (Zoland Books), a finalist for the 2000 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, and the collection Little Men, winner of the Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction. His stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Witness, Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, Missouri Review, Quarterly West, Southern Review, and elsewhere. A recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award and Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council's Individual Artists Fellowships program, as well as other awards, he lived in Lincoln with his wife, fiction writer Judith Slater. He died October 15, 2011 of cardiac arrest.



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