Dani Shapiro

It's okay to be between things

April 8, 2010

Dani Shapiro wrote a blog post this week about being between things. Her latest book Devotion (it has my recommendation) hit the shelves recently, and since she’s just starting to write something new, she’s uncomfortable when people ask what she’s working on. She writes: It’s hard to promote a book and work on a new […]

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Mark your calendar: Twitter chat with author Dani Shapiro

February 10, 2010

Are you reading Dani Shapiro‘s new memoir, Devotion? I am! I am! Had to buy it after interviewing Dani earlier this month. Partly because I wished I had a book club to discuss it with, I asked Dani if she’d be interested in visiting a vitual book club, through a Twitter chat. She agreed! Details: […]

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Discovering how to tell the story

February 3, 2010

Author Dani Shapiro said something in Monday’s interview that struck a chord with me: The art of memoir isn’t in discovering what happened, but rather, in how to tell the story. If she’d told me this before I wrote my memoir, I wouldn’t have believed her. Memoir is largely about recounting what happened during a […]

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Dani Shapiro on Devotion, memoir & evolving as a writer

February 1, 2010

Back in July, I read an essay about the making of memoir by an author named Dani Shapiro. She really impressed me, both because she offered insight into the genre and because her piece was so beautifully written. Then I heard she was about to publish another memoir. And I thought, I want to read […]

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Dani Shapiro: the making of a memoir

July 27, 2009

If you read this blog regularly, you know I don’t often simply link to an article or blog post. I believe in creating new content. (Or, in the case of Writers’ Roundup, giving you many links to choose from.) But this Los Angeles Times piece by Dani Shapiro about the making of a memoir was […]

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