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Eric Shapiro

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Eric Shapiro

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Full Name: Eric Shapiro
Born: June 26, 1978
Freehold Borough, New Jersey
Occupation: Filmmaker, Novelist, Short Story Writer
Nationality: American


Eric Shapiro's acclaimed 2005 novella, "It's Only Temporary," was on the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award in Long Fiction. He directed and produced the motion picture, "Rule of Three" (2010), which had its world premiere at the Fantasia Festival and its U.S. Premiere at Fantastic Fest before being released on DVD, iTunes, and Netflix Instant. In 2010, Permuted Press published an omnibus collection of Shapiro's three short novels ("It's Only Temporary," "Days of Allison," and "Strawberry Man") and a handful of selected short stories called "Stories for the End of the World."

His newest novel, "The Devoted" (2012), out from John Skipp's Ravenous Shadows, depicts the last day in the life of a suicide cult.

His debut fiction publication, "Short of a Picnic" (2002), is a collection of short stories about characters grappling with mental illness, rereleased in 2012 by Evil Jester Press.

Shapiro is also known for writing and directing a short film adaptation of Jack Ketchum's story, "Mail Order," which is due to be released to the public in 2012.

Eric Shapiro lives in Los Angeles with his wife and producing partner, Rhoda Jordan, and their son, Benjamin Shapiro.

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