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Books by Shannon Burke
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Black Flies
Soft Skull Press, 2008
ISBN 978-1-5937-6191-2
BUY


Safelight
Random House, 2005
ISBN 978-0-8129-7174-3
BUY

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www.shannonburkewebsite.com
New York Times review of Black Flies


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SHANNON BURKE    author
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Shannon Burke was born in Wilmette, Illinois and went to college at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has published two novels, Safelight and Black Flies, and has been involved in various films, including work on the screenplay for the film Syriana. From the mid to late nineties he worked as a paramedic in Harlem for the New York City Fire Department. He now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Amy Billone and their two sons.

Praise for Shannon Burke

“Shannon Burke’s accomplished and haunting debut is a minimalist tour de force.”
The New York Times

“Burke is a poet of trauma. . .”
Publisher’s Weekly

“Burke’s evocation of a murky world, where savior and sinner come in one macho package. . . .makes this an exhilarating standout.”
Kirkus


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