Gerald Shapiro (writer)

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Gerald David Shapiro (August 23, 1950 – October 15, 2011) was an American writer who had published three prize-winning books and was Cather Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. He was also a reader for Prairie Schooner. He lived in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife, the writer Judith Slater.


B.A. and M.A. from the University of Kansas; M.F.A. from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Academic Positions[edit]


Honor Award in Fiction from The Nebraska Center for the Book and the Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize for Fiction and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish Fiction. He has also been a finalist for the 2000 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. Also won a Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council's Individual Artists Fellowships program.[2]


His stories have appeared in Ploughshares,[1] Witness, The Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, Missouri Review,[3] Quarterly West, Southern Review.

Books Published[edit]

  • Shapiro, Gerald (2004). Little Men. Ohio State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8142-0960-8.
  • Shapiro, Gerald. Bad Jews and Other Stories. Zoland Books. ISBN 978-0-8032-9312-0. (reprint University of Nebraska Press, 2004, ISBN 978-0-8032-9312-0)
  • Shapiro, Gerald (1993). From Hunger. University of Missouri Press. ISBN 978-0-8262-0863-7.



  1. ^ a b "Author Details". Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  2. ^ "NCW-Gerald Shapiro". 2011-10-15. Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  3. ^ The Missouri review - University of Missouri-Columbia. Dept. of English - Google Boeken. Retrieved 2011-12-16.