Maggie-Shipstead - Travel + Leisure
Maggie-Shipstead - Travel + Leisure

Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead is a best-selling and prize-winning novelist, essayist, and travel writer. In nearly a decade of travel writing, she has covered a wide range of destinations and topics ranging from cities to wilderness, tropics to polar regions, and luxury hotels to tents. She has a particular interest in adventure travel and wildlife and is an experienced horseback rider.

* New York Times best-selling author of three novels and one short story collection
* Shortlisted for the Booker Prize
* Won the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for first fiction
* Recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
* Included in "Best American Short Stories" and "Best American Sports Writing"
* Three-time finalist for a National Magazine Award
* Graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers' Workshop
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