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Dani Shapiro
Born April 10, 1962(1962-04-10)
New York City, NY, U.S.
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Michael Maren
Children 1

Dani Shapiro is the author of five novels and the best-selling memoir Slow Motion. She has also written for magazines such as The New Yorker, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and ELLE.[1]

Shapiro went to high school at The Pingry School, a prep school in New Jersey. She attended Sarah Lawrence College, where she was influenced by having Grace Paley as a teacher.[2] Shapiro has also written for the screen, having adapted Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince for HBO in 1999. In 2000, she co-wrote a screenplay based on her memoir, Slow Motion, with her husband, journalist and screenwriter Michael Maren. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Wesleyan University and was previously an instructor at The New School and Columbia University.[3]


  • Playing with Fire (1990)
  • Fugitive Blue (1993)
  • Picturing the Wreck (1996)
  • Slow Motion: A True Story (1998)
  • Family History (2003)
  • Black & White (2007)


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