Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Laurie Gwen Shapiro is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and has written four humorous novels including The Unexpected Salami and The Matzo Ball Heiress. She is currently writing her adult nonfiction debut, about a Lower East Side teen who swam across the Hudson to stow away on Commander Byrd's 1928 expedition to Antarctica (Simon & Schuster 2015–16). @LaurieStories