Jim Shepard is the editor of the current fiction issue of the Journal Ploughshares. The issue contains fiction by Sandra Leong (Sirenland 2010), Charlie Baxter, Aimee Bender and others. Jim’s introduction alone is worth the cover price, but there’s also a profile of him by Robert Cohen, in which Jim admits that he was paid “a king’s ransom.” for editing this issue.
If you’re in Boston, go see him. Otherwise, he’ll be in Positano next March. That should be fun, too.
Oh, and Jim’s story, “The Netherlands Lives with Water,” appears in in Best American Short Stories 2010.