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Susan Shepherd

Susan Shepherd’s work as a producer and reporter has aired on NPR’s Living on Earth, PRI’s Marketplace, and on multiple daily NPR shows. Her writing has been published in the Boston Globe, Ploughshares and the Chicago Quarterly. Her short fiction podcast 11 Central Ave aired in Morning Edition on NPR affiliated stations around the country. The show won a Gold Medal for Best Comedy from the New York Festivals, and a National Gracie Allen Award for Best Producer, Comedy.

Animalia and Rays are part of an in-progress linked collection of short stories called Animalia. Goats from the collection was published in the 2020 Summer Issue of Ploughshares and was listed as a Distinguished Story in the “Best American Short Stories 2021” guest edited by Jesmyn Ward. Shepherd has been a Bread Loaf and One Story summer writing workshop participant. She lives with her husband, her six chickens, and her dog Chivo near Boston and is currently finishing her book and producing a fiction podcast.

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