Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro, photo by Beowulf Sheehan
Dani Shapiro, photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Dani Shapiro is the author of eleven books and is the host and creator of the hit podcast Family Secrets. Her most recent novel, Signal Fires, is a national bestseller and was named a best book of 2022 by NPRTimeWashington PostAmazon, and others. Her most recent memoir, Inheritance, was an instant New York Times Bestseller and named a best book of 2019 by ElleVanity FairWired, and Real Simple. Both Signal Fires and Inheritance were winners of the National Jewish Book Award.

Shapiro’s work has been published in fourteen languages and she’s currently developing Signal Fires for its television adaptation. Dani’s book on the process and craft of writing, Still Writing, has just been reissued on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. She occasionally teaches workshops and retreats, and is the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.


selected bibliography

Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro
Signal Fires (2022)
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Inheritance (2019)
Hourglass by Dani Shapiro
Hourglass (2017)
Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
Still Writing (2013)

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online resources

Dani Shapiro’s website

Video: Shapiro at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco