Author Profile

Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal Shawn Vestal is the author of Godforsaken Idaho, a collection of short stories published by New Harvest in April 2013, andA.K.A. Charles Abbott, a short memoir published as a Kindle Single in October 2013. His stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney's, Ecotone, The Southern Review,Cutbank, Sou'wester, Florida Review and other journals. He writes a column for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane,Wash., and teaches in the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Godforsaken Idaho was shortlisted for The Story Prize in 2014. It was longlisted for the PEN/​Robert W. Bingham award, and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

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