I got two very early hardcovers of The Stowaway delivered to my door today!!! and gave one to my dad who was so happy he was able to read this dedication in hardcover. “I’ll hold this up and you put on Facebook but I’m really going to wait until the Kindle version is ready so I can read it in a big font. But very nice!” Every version – print, Kindle, audio – out January 16.
I’m so excited to announce that my book, The Stowaway, has been selected as a January 2018 Indie Next Pick! (A list of the 20 best books of the month by the independent bookstores across America!) Many thanks to American Booksellers Association and IndieBound and of course Simon & Schuster.
From Indie Next:
“The story of Billy Gawronski, the young man who repeatedly tried to join Richard Byrd’s Antarctic expedition, reads like an adventure novel. The reality of his life is beyond the realm of the wildest imagination. Shapiro brings this resilient and resourceful man to life against the changing world of the Roaring Twenties, and his story perfectly reflects a world undergoing vast change. Combining narrative, science, and portraits of outsized personalities, Shapiro treats the reader to a story that is not only relevant but a total joy.”
See the full list
The online version of my recent print piece at New York is up. 91-year-old Ben Heller looks back at his legendary apartment and art collection that even he can’t believe he owned. In collecting Jackson Pollock he became best friends with him. These photos have never been seen by the public before.
Read now at New York Magazine
The Stowaway is now available for preorder! The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties’ most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica.
Preorder now from Amazon