Jim Shepard

Jim Shepard

Disasters occur organically in my work, in that that's the way my thinking tends, more than that's what I start out by planning. I'm sort of a catastrophist.More Jim Shepard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't think conservativism is about a deficiency. I think it's about a commitment to an ideology that has to in some ways devalue the usefulness of empathy. I do think empathy can be learned. And enhanced.More Jim Shepard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think fiction is all about the exercise of the empathetic imagination. Part of what I do is let the stuff I read about meld with what I have experienced.More Jim Shepard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have written screenplays. Most recently for Errol Morris, who was thinking about doing his first fiction movie, and with a young director who wanted to adopt Project X. Errol was a hoot. I loved talking with him. We were a good match, too, because we both kept joking that we'd found the only other person on earth more ambivalent than we were about the project.More Jim Shepard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I spend most of my time reading non-fiction of all sorts. Then poetry. Then fiction to blurb. Then fiction I want to read.More Jim Shepard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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