Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Great Circle, Astonish Me, and Seating Arrangements and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
for first fiction. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and the recipient of a
fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Los Angeles. Her first collection of short stories, You Have a Friend in
10A, is out now from Knopf.