Sharma Shields

Sharma Shields is the author of a short story collection, Favorite Monster (Autumn House Press), and two novels, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac and The Cassandra (Henry Holt). Sharma’s writing has appeared in Catapult, Slice, Electric Lit, The New York Times, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review and elsewhere and has garnered such awards as the 2016 Washington State Book Award, the Autumn House Fiction Prize, and a grant from Artist Trust. Sharma has worked in independent bookstores and public libraries throughout Washington State and now lives in Spokane with her husband and two young children.