The Profession of Words Author Series: B. A. Shapiro

Sunday, December 9, 2012
3:00 pm

As part of the Profession of Words series of author appearances, the Clark welcomes New York Times best-selling author B. A. Shapiro to read from and discuss her just-published novel The Art Forger, in which she deftly weaves a wealth of forensic information on the forger’s (and the painter’s) craft into a twisty mystery that takes in the imagined relationship between Degas and Isabella Stewart Gardner, the notorious heist from the Gardner museum, the passions of collecting, the vagaries of the art market, and the contemporary art scene in Boston’s SoWa district. A question-and-answer session and a book signing will follow the lecture.

Shapiro lives in Boston, where she teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.