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Dani Shapiro's short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Elle, Bookforum, Oprah, Ploughshares, among others, and have been broadcast on National Public Radio. She is a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure and guest editor of Best New American Voices 2010. She lives with her husband and son in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Playing with Fire (1990)
   Fugitive Blue (1992)
   Picturing the Wreck (1995)
   Family History (2003)
   Black & White (2007)
   Signal Fires (2022)
   9 Stories About Competition (2018) (with others)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction show
Dani Shapiro recommends
The Mythmakers (2023)
Keziah Weir
"A meditation on art and memory, a twisty literary mystery, and the story of a young woman's emergence into her true self, The Mythmakers is full of surprise and delight."
The Covenant of Water (2022)
Abraham Verghese
"This majestic, sweeping story of family secrets - their curse, their legacy, and their cure - is intimate and profound. Abraham Verghese takes us on a journey across nearly a century and more than one continent, all the while dazzling with his rich, elegant prose. Verghese is a literary legend at the height of his extraordinary powers."
The Deceptions (2022)
Jill Bialosky
"I was immediately swept away by this searing, elegant portrait of a woman in a place of psychological and emotional precarity. Jill Bialosky brings us with great delicacy and arresting sensuality into a world which becomes so real we cannot look away. The Deceptions is at once mesmerizing and masterful."

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