Dani Shapiro

Please keep checking back as new events and details are being added regularly.

Upcoming Appearances

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Columbia, MO

Unbound Book Festival

Schedule coming soon!

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Port Washigton, NY

Port Washington Public Library at 11:00 AM

Friends of the Port Washington Public Library: 54th Annual Richard Dodge Whittemore Book & Author Luncheon

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Powys, Wales (UK)

Hay Festival at 5:30 PM

Diana Evans and Dani Shapiro – FAMILY TIES

Diana Evans, whose 2018 novel Ordinary People won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature, returns with a new London-set story, A House for Alice. Following a family whose matriarch, the titular Alice, decides after 50 years of living in London that she wants to live out the rest of her days in the land of her birth – Nigeria – the novel is a look at family secrets and tensions set against the shadows of the Grenfell disaster and a country in turmoil. Dani Shapiro’s most recent novel Signal Fires is a meditation on family, memory, and the healing power of interconnectedness, telling the story of two families bound together in ways they never could have imagined.

Dani Shapiro wins her sec­ond Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award, and her first JJ Green­berg Memo­r­i­al Award for Fic­tion, for Sig­nal Fires.

Dani Shapiro Shares Excerpt From Her Upcoming Novel Signal Fires, Her ‘Most Personal Book’ Yet

Read the excerpt in People

Entertainment Weekly announces Dani’s forthcoming novel – the first in 15 years! – Signal Fires. Knopf will publish in fall 2022.


The paperback edition of Inheritance is an LA TimesWashington Post, Boston Globe, and San Francisco Chronicle, and National Indie bestseller!


Dani’s podcast, “Family Secrets” launched into the top 10 of all podcasts on Apple! The podcast has over 22 million downloads, and its sixth season launched on December 9, 2021. Its seventh season is currently in production.

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Inheritance has won the 2019 National Jewish Book Award!

Wired Magazine names Inheritance as one of 2019’s top Science books!

Inheritance named a best book of 2019 by Vanity Fair!


Inheritance will be adapted for film by Killer Films!

The New Yorker includes Inheritance in their summer reading round up!

The Today Show features Inheritance in their “20 Beach Reads You Won’t Want to Put Down” segment.

Inheritance debuted on The New York Times Best Seller List at #11!

Daunt Books in the UK has won an auction to publish Inheritance!

Thanks to everyone who watched Dani on Super Soul Sunday