“A provocative and revelatory debut, filled with stories about losing faith and trying (often in vain) to find purpose, mainly set amid the sparsely populated Mormon country of the rugged Northwest.” –
A.K.A. Charles Abbott
An essay sorting through the mazes of fact and memory surrounding the author's father and his criminal history.
Vestal "stunned" by literary prize
A story from The Spokesman-Review, following the announcement of the PEN/Bingham prize.
"Shawn Vestal's Memory Castles Made of Lego"
An interview with Melody Nixon at The Common.
The Vestal Version of Idaho
An interview in Interview magazine, with Royal Young.
"Vestal's Own Private Idaho"
An interview with Jim Kershner at The Spokesman-Review.