Dana Adam Shapiro
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Prior to his work on Murderball (which documented the United States Paralympic Quad Rugby Team), Shapiro's 2007 animated short My Biodegradable Heart was an official selection at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and many other fests around the world. His debut novel, The Every Boy (published by Houghton Mifflin), was a New York Times Editors' Choice and a 2005 Book Sense Notable Book.
His second novel, "You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married): Looking for Love in the Age of Divorce" was released on September 4, 2012.
Shapiro is a former senior editor at SPIN magazine, a founding editor and senior writer of Icon Magazine, and he is a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and other publications. He was the 2007 Artist-in-Residence at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Shapiro currently lives in Venice, California.