Jenefer Shute

Professor In the English Department at Hunter College

695 Park Avenue West Building - Rm #1611, New York City, New York, United States
Hunter College
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Last Updated 8/11/2015

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Employment History

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Teacher  - University of Cape Town


Ph.D  - literature , University of California

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CAPEWRITE.COM | Creative Writing in South Africa

Jenefer Shute was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She has a Ph.D in literature from the University of California and is currently a professor in the English Department of Hunter College, New York, where she teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing. She has also taught, most recently, at the University of Paris and the University of Cape Town. Shute is the author of the novels Life-Size (Houghton Mifflin, 1992), Sex Crimes (Doubleday, 1996), Free Fall (Random House UK, 2002), and User ID (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), as well as numerous essays and articles in publications such as Harpers, the Nation,, the London Guardian, Tikkun, the Boston Review, and Modern Fiction Studies. Shute is the recipient of a 2001 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature. She has also received residency awards from the Fondazione Bogliasco (Italy), the Tyrone Guthrie Center (Ireland), the Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation (Switzerland), the Julia and David White Artists' Colony (Costa Rica), and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (USA, 2005). Assisting people to reach their creative sides has spurred him on to develop in collaboration with author and teacher Jenefer Shute. He brings his unique insight as a psychiatrist, photographer, and aspiring novelist to his position as Director of Operations of

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