Author and editor Elissa Schappell appeared in conversation with Karen Russell  during the 2013 Winter Words season. 


Elissa Schappell is the author of the novel Blueprints for Building Better Girls and Use Me, a collection of short stories, which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She is the co-founder and Editor-at-Large of the literary magazine Tin House. Schappell was previously a senior editor at The Paris Review and has co-edited two anthologies of essays, The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything. She has been a contributing-editor at Vanity Fair and has contributed articles to GQVogue, and Spin. Her fiction, interviews, and essays have appeared in such publications asBOMBOne StoryNerve, and many others. Elissa lives in Brooklyn with her husband, editor, and co-founder of Tin House, Rob Spillman.

A Duo of Literary Stars Shine at the Aspen Institute
Aspen Idea Blog, Karen Sommer Shallet, March 6, 2013