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Sam Shepard

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About the Author

Sam Shepard is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of more than 55 plays and three story collections. As an actor, he has appeared in more than 60 films and received an Oscar nomination in 1984 for The Right Stuff. Shepard was a finalist for the W. H. Smith Literary Award for his story collection Great Dream of Heaven. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, received the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy, and has been inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

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