Maggie Shipstead always thought of inspiration as something to be found in ‘distant places, at the ends of long journeys’. But what the author of ambitious new novel Great Circle really missed this year was the journey to her local café.
Great Circle, The Promise, The Fortune Men and Bewilderment have all been shortlisted for the biggest prize in the literary calendar.
Enter the lives of rebel-hearted aviator Marian Graves and troubled starlet Hadley Baxter in Maggie Shipstead's dazzling new novel, Great Circle.
MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD's debut novel SEATING ARRANGEMENTS was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and L A Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, The Best American Short Stories and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a two- time National Magazine Award finalist for fiction. Her second novel is the critically acclaimed ASTONISH ME. Her widely praised new novel GREAT CIRCLE is shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was a New York Times bestseller. Her story collection, YOU HAVE A FRIEND IN 10A will be published in hardback in 2022. Maggie Shipstead grew up in California and lives in Los Angeles, California.
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