Nebraska Authors

Jody Shields

Born Minot, ND (USA)

Shields, who trained as an artist, has been a senior copywriter for Seventeen Magazine, and a contributing editor at Vogue and HG (publisher of House and Garden). She is also a print maker with prints in major museums and collections and shows in the Ellen Sragow gallery in New York City. She has written books on fashion accessories and two major novels. Her first novel, The Fig Eater, was widely reviewed and a financial and literary success. The manuscript for The Fig Eater sold at publisher's auction to Little, Brown, and Co. for $400,000.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE (Kindergarten through UNL in Lincoln)
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Journalism
  • Visual Work

Keywords

Fashion; fiction; screenplays; Printmaker

Education

Graduate of Lincoln East High School
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MA University of Wisconsin -Madison

Occupation

Magazine editor
Design Editor of the New York Times Sunday magazine

Places Worked

Vogue
HG (formerly House and Garden)
New York Times Magazine

Bibliography

All That Glitters: The Glory of Costume Jewelry. 1988.
Hats: A Stylish History and Collector's Guide. 1991.
The Fig Eater. 2000.
The Crimson Portrait. 2006.
The Winter Station. 2018.

Has contributed to:
Vogue
Elle
Connoisseur
House & Garden
and the UTNE Reader.

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