Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead is the author of two novels, Astonish Me and Seating Arrangements, which was a New York Times bestseller, a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and the winner of 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 lots of places including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Tin House, VQR, and The Best American Short Stories. She lives in L.A.