College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Great Circle, by Maggie Shipstead, on The Booker Prize shortlist
Great Circle, a novel by Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna, Maggie Shipstead (MFA '08) , has been shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize.
Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels Seating Arrangements, Astonish Me, and Great Circle, and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Her writing has appeared in many places, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, Outside, The Best American Short Stories, and The Best American Sports Writing. She lives in Los Angeles.
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