Shepard’s Final Word

October 22, 2017 | 1 book mentioned

“He wrote the first drafts by hand, and when that became too difficult, dictated sections of the book into a tape recorder.” Before his death in July, playwright and actor Sam Shepard wrote a novel called Spy of the First Personwhich is forthcoming from Knopf in December. From our archives, a list of writers who also act.

is an associate editor for The Millions. She works in academic publishing by day and is a freelance writer and book reviewer by night. She tweets at @CarolynQuimby.