David Shields

David Shields is an American author who has published twenty-four books, including ''Reality Hunger'' (which, in 2019, ''Lit Hub'' named one of the most important books of the past decade), ''The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead'' (a New York Times bestseller), ''Black Planet'' (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and PEN USA Award), and ''Other People: Takes & Mistakes'' (NYTBR Editors’ Choice). ''The Very Last Interview'' was published by New York Review Books in 2022.

The film adaptation of ''I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel'', which Shields co-wrote and co-stars in, was released in 2017. Shields wrote, produced, and directed ''Lynch: A History'', a 2019 documentary about Marshawn Lynch's use of silence, echo, and mimicry as key tools of resistance. A new film, ''How We Got Here'', which argues that Melville plus Nietzsche divided by the square root of (Allan) Bloom times Žižek (squared) equals Bannon, is forthcoming in January 2024, as is a companion volume of the same name.

The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, two NEA fellowships, the PEN/Revson Award, and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, Shields—a senior contributing editor of the literary journal ''Conjunctions''—has published fiction and nonfiction in the ''New York Times Magazine'', ''Harper's'', ''Esquire'', ''Yale Review'', ''Salon'', ''Slate'', ''Tin House'', ''A Public Space'', ''McSweeney's'', ''Believer'', ''Huffington Post'', ''Los Angeles Review of Books'', and ''Best American Essays''.

His work has been translated into two dozen languages. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 2010