Vivian Gornick is an American critic, journalist, essayist, and memoirist. Her work has appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications. She has published eleven books; the most recent, The Odd Woman and the City, was published in May, 2015. In 2014 she was the Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor in Nonfiction at the University of Iowa.
Dani Shapiro’s most recent books include the memoirs Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, and Devotion, and the novels Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Virginia Quarterly Review, n+1, One Story, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Op-Ed pages, and many other publications, and has been featured on “Oprah” and “This American Life.”
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