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Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead is a novelist and short story writer. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. Maggie's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, VQR, American Short Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. Her story "La Moretta" was a 2012 National Magazine Award finalist. Her debut novel, "Seating Arrangements," was a national bestseller and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.
Maggie Shipstead recommends
Cartwheel (2013)
Jennifer DuBois
"A gripping tale of murder abroad and an intimate story of family heartbreak!"
Alternative Remedies for Loss (2018)
Joanna Cantor
"Funny and sad, sharp and true."
The Ensemble (2018)
Aja Gabel
"With uncommon clarity and empathy, Aja Gabel brings us inside the passionate, complex, and sometimes cutthroat intimacy that exists among the four members of a string quartet. A wise and powerful novel about love, life, and music. I didn't want it to end."
The Great Believers (2018)
Rebecca Makkai
"The Great Believers kept me up reading late into the night, and I'd wake up thinking about Makkai's vibrant, complex, and deeply human characters. This is an immersive, heartbreaking novel--I loved it."

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