Dani Shapiro
Michael Maren

One Book Author Event: Dani Shapiro

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Library Hall
An evening with the New York Times bestselling author of Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love

As the grand finale to the 2020 One Book Steamboat community read of Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love, author Dani Shapiro joins us for a conversation at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Shapiro will talk about her deeply affecting book that has garnered critical acclaim and bestseller status. It has led to a podcast about other people's family secrets, and a stop on the couch with Oprah for a Super Soul Sunday. As we wrap up six weeks of reading, enrichment and discussion surrounding Inheritance and themes of identity, Shapiro is here to deepen the conversation and share her personal story as we continue to grapple with the wide range of factors that make us who we are.

This community talk is free.

About the author

Dani Shapiro is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Inheritance, which was first published in January 2019. Her other books include the memoirs HourglassStill WritingDevotion and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History

Along with teaching writing workshops around the world, Shapiro has taught at Columbia and New York University, and is the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.

In February of 2019, Shapiro launched an original podcast, Family Secrets, in collaboration with iHeartMedia. An iTunes Top 10 podcast, the series features stories from guests who—like Shapiro— have uncovered life-altering and long-hidden secrets from their families’ past. She lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Books will be available for sale and author signing courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

Shapiro’s account is beautifully written and deeply moving — it brought me to tears more than once.
New York Times Book Review

This is a featured event in the 2020 ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT community read of Dani Shapiro's Inheritance.