Dani Shapiro's most recent books include the bestselling memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion, and the novels Black & White and Family History.  She teaches writing workshops nationally and internationally.  Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, "O" The Oprah Magazine, Elle, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review and many other publications, and have been broadcast on NPR's "This American Life."  She lives with her family in Connecticut.