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Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro is the author of numerous books including Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life (Atlantic Monthly, 2013), the memoir Devotion (Harper, 2010), and the novel Black & White (Knopf, 2007). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, and the New York Times Book Review. She is a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler and is cofounder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.


Photography by Annie Ling

Begin Again

Fall 2015 | Essays

The painful truth is that our talismans have a shelf life. We cart them home with us from our travels, or extract them from the dusty attics of our ancestors, accompanied by the compelling fantasy that they will make real and tangible, make available, make possible this line of words that we summon from thin air each time we sit down to work.  

My Avatar, My Self

May 8, 2013 | Essays

  rrraven / 123RF Stock Photo   The following post is part of our online companion to our Spring 2013 issue on The Business of Literature. Click here for an overview of the issue. —— On a recent evening I rode up the [...]