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Basic Information about The Art Forger:

Title: The Art Forger

Publisher: Algonquin Books

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Publication Dates: October 23, 2012 (Hardcover); May 21, 2013 (Paperback)

Details: Hardcover, 368 pages; Paperback, 384 pages; also available as an eBook and CD-Audio

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1616201326 (1616201320)

Paperback ISBN:  978-1616203160 (1616203161)


Author Information:

Author: B.A. Shapiro

Short Bio: B.A. Shapiro is the author of The Art Forger, a literary thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors. Writing as Barbara Shapiro, she is also the author of five suspense novels The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes as well as the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. She lives in Boston and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.

Long Bio: see this page

Titles: Ph.D.

Awards for The Art Forger

  • 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction
  • 2013 "Must Read" for Massachusetts
  • 2013 Finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award
  • Boston Globe's Top Mysteries of 2012
  • 2012 Boston Authors Society Award for Fiction
  • 2012 New England Society of New York Award for Fiction
  • Community Read for Somerville, MA; Dedham, MA; Toledo, OH; Woburn, MA
  • Nominated for Macavity Award for Best Mystery of 2012

Past Publications: (as Barbara Shapiro) The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, Shattered Echoes, The Big Squeeze

Author Photo: high resolution image | low resolution image [Photo Credit: Lynn Wayne]

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