SHEPARD, Jim. American, b. 1956. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories. Career: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, lecturer in creative writing, 1980-83; Williams College, Williamstown, MA, assistant professor, 1983-90, associate professor of English, 1990-95; professor of English, 1995-; writer. Publications: Flights (novel), 1983; Paper Doll (novel), 1987; Lights out in the Reptile House (novel), 1990; Kiss of the Wolf (novel), 1994; Batting against Castro (short stories), 1996. Also author of "Eustace"; contributor to periodicals. Address: Department of English, Williams College, William- stown, MA 01267, U.S.A.