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Maggie Shipstead

Biography

Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead is the author of SEATING ARRANGEMENTS, which won the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. Her writing has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The New Republic, Tin House, and The Best American Short Stories. "La Moretta," a story published in VQR, was a National Magazine Award finalist.

Her second novel, ASTONISH ME, released in April 2014.

Maggie Shipstead

Books by Maggie Shipstead

by Maggie Shipstead - Fiction

Joan Joyce is a young ballerina whose claim to fame is her role in helping a Nureyev-like dancer defect from the Soviet Union. Ultimately she chooses family over fouettés but, in a bittersweet, Turning Point-style twist, sees her son accede to the stellar career she never had.