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Bestselling Author of The Art Forger

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On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art theft in history, and B. A. Shapiro’s bestselling novel The Art Forger poses a deviously clever and engrossing scenario for the heist, in which the art of deception brushes up against the deception of art. In the real world, the FBI announced—on exactly the 23rd anniversary of the robbery-- that it now knows the identity of the thieves, and has started a publicity campaign with a $5 million reward for information leading to the recovery of the works in good condition (www.FBI.gov/gardner. )

“Shapiro’s depiction of the politics and personal rivalries of the art world adds considerable depth, and her accounts of the history of forging and of the technical processes that fool authenticators prove precise and exciting,” said the Washington Post about The Art Forger. Already in its fourth printing in hardcover, the book will be published in paperback in May 2013.

Boston resident Barbara Shapiro became fascinated by Isabella Stewart Gardner, known as Belle, almost thirty years ago and struggled for years while doing research to figure out a way to write about her. The heist was a shocking story, but what did it have to do with Belle, seventy years after her death? Suddenly a question came to her: What would any of us be willing to do to secure our grandest ambition? “So I expanded my cast of characters,” she says, “and gave each one a temptation their egos couldn’t resist, including Belle as well as a struggling artist willing to make the ultimate Faustian bargain.” The result is this ingenious literary thriller that was the #1 Indie Next pick among independent bookstores for November 2012 when it was published in hardcover.

Shapiro earned a PhD in sociology, specializing in deviant behavior—a good background for a novelist, she points out—and taught sociology, criminology, and deviance at Tufts University. She later switched fields and now teaches creative writing at Northeastern University. She is the author of five previous thrillers and The Big Squeeze, a nonfiction book about reducing the pressures of family and work. She has visited over thirty cities to publicize The Art Forger and has spoken at libraries, art museums, book festivals, and colleges and universities from coast to coast.

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Bestselling Author of The Art Forger

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B. A. Shapiro Biography

On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art theft in history, and B. A. Shapiro’s bestselling novel The Art Forger poses a deviously clever and engrossing scenario for the heist, in which the art of deception brushes up against the deception of art. In the real world, the FBI announced—on exactly the 23rd anniversary of the robbery-- that it now knows the identity of the thieves, and has started a publicity campaign with a $5 million reward for information leading to the recovery of the works in good condition (www.FBI.gov/gardner. )

“Shapiro’s depiction of the politics and personal rivalries of the art world adds considerable depth, and her accounts of the history of forging and of the technical processes that fool authenticators prove precise and exciting,” said the Washington Post about The Art Forger. Already in its fourth printing in hardcover, the book will be published in paperback in May 2013.

Boston resident Barbara Shapiro became fascinated by Isabella Stewart Gardner, known as Belle, almost thirty years ago and struggled for years while doing research to figure out a way to write about her. The heist was a shocking story, but what did it have to do with Belle, seventy years after her death? Suddenly a question came to her: What would any of us be willing to do to secure our grandest ambition? “So I expanded my cast of characters,” she says, “and gave each one a temptation their egos couldn’t resist, including Belle as well as a struggling artist willing to make the ultimate Faustian bargain.” The result is this ingenious literary thriller that was the #1 Indie Next pick among independent bookstores for November 2012 when it was published in hardcover.

Shapiro earned a PhD in sociology, specializing in deviant behavior—a good background for a novelist, she points out—and taught sociology, criminology, and deviance at Tufts University. She later switched fields and now teaches creative writing at Northeastern University. She is the author of five previous thrillers and The Big Squeeze, a nonfiction book about reducing the pressures of family and work. She has visited over thirty cities to publicize The Art Forger and has spoken at libraries, art museums, book festivals, and colleges and universities from coast to coast.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like B. A. Shapiro for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for B. A. Shapiro, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for B. A. Shapiro or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book B. A. Shapiro?

    Booking fees for B. A. Shapiro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire B. A. Shapiro, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for B. A. Shapiro?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like B. A. Shapiro for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book B. A. Shapiro for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent B. A. Shapiro or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for B. A. Shapiro or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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