Jenn Shapland

Finalist, 2020 National Book Awards

Jenn Shapland is a writer living in New Mexico. Her nonfiction has been published in Tin House, Outside, The Lifted Brow, Essay Daily, and elsewhere.
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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

ISBN 9781947793286 Tin House Books

While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie—letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters’ language—but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. More about this book >

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Jenn Shapland

Jenn Shapland is a writer living in New Mexico. Her nonfiction has been published in Tin HouseOutside, The Lifted BrowEssay Daily, and elsewhere. She won the 2019 Rabkin Foundation Award for art journalism, and her essay “Finders, Keepers” won a 2017 Pushcart Prize. She teaches as an adjunct in the creative writing department at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. My Autobiography of Carson McCullers is her first book.

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