Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard,  a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, divides his time between acting, writing and directing. He received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. His film career has also included Renaldo and Clara (which he co-wrote), Fool for Love (which he also wrote), The Accidental Husband, The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford, The Notebook and Black Hawk Down.  Shepard's television credits include A&E's Dash and Lily, TNT's Purgatory, and Good Old Boys. Apart from acting, Shepard has an equally prominent career as one of America's most acclaimed and prolific living playwrights.  Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, Tooth of Crime, La Turista, and Red Cross received Obie Awards in the years of their debuts.  Buried Child was also awarded a Pulitzer Prize. His latest collection of prose is Cruising Paradise.  Sam read Spalding Gray's Life Interrupted for Macmillan Audio



  • Life Interrupted by Spalding Gray--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to an audio excerpt from Spalding Gray's audiobook Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue, narrated by actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, with an introduction by Francine Prose. Life Interrupted was the monologue that Spalding Gray was working on when he died in the early winter of 2004.



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