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Acclaimed Novelist and Professor; "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul"

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 Bob Shacochis Biography

Bob Shacochis is an acclaimed American novelist, short story writer and literary journalist. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

He was educated at the University of Missouri and the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. His first short-story collection, "Easy in the Islands," was published in 1985 and received the National Book Award in category First Work of Fiction. The stories are set in various Caribbean locales and reflect the author's experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Grenadines. His second story collection, "The Next New World," widens the author's milieu, containing stories set in Florida and the islands of the Caribbean but also in Northern Virginia and the mid-Atlantic coast. In 1993, Shacochis published his first novel, "Swimming in the Volcano," which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Heavily concerned with politics, elaborate in style and description, and immersed in descriptions of nature and outdoor pursuits, his fiction reflects the influence of Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, J.P. Donleavy and especially Ernest Hemingway. His second novel, "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul," was published in 2013.

In the years since, Shacochis has worked primarily as a journalist and war correspondent. A longtime culinary aficionado, Shacochis served as a cooking columnist for GQ magazine, writing the "Dining In" column, which combined often humorous anecdotes with recipes. Shacochis was also a contributing editor to Harper's, which sent him to Haiti in 1994 to cover the uprising against Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the island nation's first democratically elected President, and the subsequent intervention by US Army Special Forces, with whom Shacochis traveled for nearly a year covering the invasion. The experience resulted in "The Immaculate Invasion," Shacochis's first full-length book of nonfiction. Shacochis's nonfiction generally fits into the tradition of the New Journalism popularized by Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, and Hunter S. Thompson in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Bob Shacochis

Acclaimed Novelist and Professor; "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul"

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Bob Shacochis Biography

Bob Shacochis is an acclaimed American novelist, short story writer and literary journalist. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

He was educated at the University of Missouri and the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. His first short-story collection, "Easy in the Islands," was published in 1985 and received the National Book Award in category First Work of Fiction. The stories are set in various Caribbean locales and reflect the author's experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Grenadines. His second story collection, "The Next New World," widens the author's milieu, containing stories set in Florida and the islands of the Caribbean but also in Northern Virginia and the mid-Atlantic coast. In 1993, Shacochis published his first novel, "Swimming in the Volcano," which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Heavily concerned with politics, elaborate in style and description, and immersed in descriptions of nature and outdoor pursuits, his fiction reflects the influence of Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, J.P. Donleavy and especially Ernest Hemingway. His second novel, "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul," was published in 2013.

In the years since, Shacochis has worked primarily as a journalist and war correspondent. A longtime culinary aficionado, Shacochis served as a cooking columnist for GQ magazine, writing the "Dining In" column, which combined often humorous anecdotes with recipes. Shacochis was also a contributing editor to Harper's, which sent him to Haiti in 1994 to cover the uprising against Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the island nation's first democratically elected President, and the subsequent intervention by US Army Special Forces, with whom Shacochis traveled for nearly a year covering the invasion. The experience resulted in "The Immaculate Invasion," Shacochis's first full-length book of nonfiction. Shacochis's nonfiction generally fits into the tradition of the New Journalism popularized by Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, and Hunter S. Thompson in the 1960s and 1970s.

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  • How to book Bob Shacochis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Shacochis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bob Shacochis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bob Shacochis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bob Shacochis?

    Booking fees for Bob Shacochis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Shacochis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bob Shacochis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Shacochis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bob Shacochis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bob Shacochis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Shacochis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bob Shacochis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Shacochis for your event is available upon request. Bob Shacochis generally travels from Tallahassee, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rainbow Rowell, Jim Butcher, Philipp Meyer, Stuart Dybek and Alissa Nutting. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Shacochis for an upcoming event.

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