BOB SHACOCHIS is a novelist, essayist, journalist, and educator. His work has received the National Book Award for First Fiction, the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He is the author of two short story collections (Easy in the Islands, The Next New World), a novel (Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award), and a collection of essays about food and love (Domesticity). His book The Immaculate Invasion, about the 1994 military intervention in Haiti, was a finalist for the New Yorker Literary Awards for best nonfiction book of the year and was named a Notable Book of 1999 by The New York Times. His most recent novel, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2013), received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is at work on a third novel, The Magnificence of Everything That Burns, the final novel in his Soufriere Trilogy. A former Peace Corps volunteer in the eastern Caribbean, Shacochis currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Florida State University. He lives in Florida and New Mexico.
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