(Shapiro, Dani ) Dani Shapiro is the author of the memoirs Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, Vogue, the New York Times Book Review, the op-ed pages of the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times and has been broadcast on This American Life. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, the New School, and Wesleyan University; she is cofounder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage (Knopf) is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time–abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning–a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become.