David ShieldsDavid Shields (born July 22, 1956) is an American writer and filmmaker who uses collage to destabilize genre. He is the author of twenty-two books, including ''Reality Hunger'' and ''The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead'' and the director of ''Lynch: A History''. Shields’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the ''New York Times Magazine'', ''Harper’s'', ''Esquire'', ''Yale Review'', and dozens of other publications.
A Guggenheim Fellow, twice an NEA Fellow, a PEN Revson Award winner, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and the PEN USA Award, and a senior contributing editor of ''Conjunctions'', Shields is a visiting professor in the Warren Wilson College Low-Residency MFA Program and in Vermont College of Fine Arts’s Low-Residency MFA Program. Since 2010, he has been the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington. Provided by Wikipedia