Bob Shacochis

Winner, 1985 National Book Awards
Finalist, National Book Awards 1993

Bob Shacochis’s first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Immaculate Invasion, a work of literary reportage that was a finalist for the New Yorker Literary Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year. The Woman Who Lost Her Soul  won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, was a Best Book of the Year in ten major publications and on NPR, and was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shacochis is a contributing editor for Outside, and his op-eds on the U.S. military, Haiti, and Florida politics have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and … Continue reading “Bob Shacochis”
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Easy in the Islands

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Grove Press (Grove/Atlantic, Inc.) / Crown Publishing Group
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Swimming in the Volcano

ISBN 9780684192604 Grove Press / Scribner
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Bob Shacochis

Bob Shacochis’s first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Immaculate Invasion, a work of literary reportage that was a finalist for the New Yorker Literary Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year. The Woman Who Lost Her Soul  won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, was a Best Book of the Year in ten major publications and on NPR, and was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shacochis is a contributing editor for Outside, and his op-eds on the U.S. military, Haiti, and Florida politics have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

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