- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (11,23)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 3
American author, and professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Purdue University..
He graduated from American University, and from the University of Michigan Creative Writing MFA Program in 1998. He has taught at several American universities, including the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
On June 1, 2002, he married the memoirist and fiction writer Bich Minh Nguyen, author of Stealing Buddha's Dinner and Short Girls. They live in West Lafayette, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois.
Shreve's first novel, The Obituary Writer, was a 2000 New York Times Notable Book, a Book Sense Pick, and a Borders Original Voices selection. Shreve's second novel, Drives Like a Dream, was a 2005 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year, a People "Great Reads" Selection and a Britannica Book of the Year. Shreve's third novel, When the White House Was Ours, was published during the 2008 presidential campaign and touches upon previous election years, including 2000 and 1976.
Shreve has also co-edited three essay anthologies with Susan Shreve: Outside the Law; How We Want to Live; and Tales Out of School; and three textbook anthologies with Bich Minh Nguyen.