Dani Shapiro

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Dani Shapiro is a gifted and engaging novelist whose works include Playing With Fire, Fugitive Blue, Picturing the Wreck, and a memoir, Slow Motion. Her newest novel is Family History. In addition to her novels, her fiction and essays have appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Granta, Elle, Ploughshares, Tin House, Bookforum, and others.

She is married to screenwriter Michael Maren, with whom she co-wrote the screenplay of "Slow Motion" for Reese Witherspoon and Phoenix Pictures production company. Her adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince" was produced by HBO. Read more...