Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Dani Shapiro: Signal Fires

Dani Shapiro

Chair: Mia Levitin

01/03/2023 1:30 pm
On Zoom, Virtual Event

Ticket Price : £7.50

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Family secrets were at the heart of Dani Shapiro’s memoir Inheritance, a New York Times bestseller sparked by a shocking discovery that made her rethink her identity, and now again in her sixth novel Signal Fires, a book of the year for the Washington Post, Time & Vanity Fair. And with her iTunes Top 10 podcast titled Family Secrets, it feels safe to say that this will be a theme of our special transatlantic online event with one of America’s most popular authors; Dani will be in conversation with author, cultural and literary critic Mia Levitin.

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Dani Shapiro


Dani Shapiro is the author of the instant New York Times bestselling memoir, Inheritance. Her other books include the memoirs Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. In February of 2019, Dani launched an original podcast, Family Secrets, in collaboration with iHeartMedia. An iTunes Top 10 podcast, the series features stories from guests who - like Dani - have uncovered life-altering and long-hidden secrets from their past. Along with teaching writing workshops around the world, Dani has taught at Columbia and New York University, and is the cofounder of Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. Find her at danishapiro.com. Photo cr Beowulf Sheehan

Mia Levitin


Mia Levitin is a cultural and literary critic, whose work appears regularly in publications including the Financial Times, The Spectator and the Irish Times. She is the author of The Future of Seduction.

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