Rebecca Shapiro

Rebecca Shapiro joined Columbia Magazine in 2011, after spending five years as an editor in the Random House Publishing Group. She has also worked as a high school writing instructor and college counselor, and has published over 300 articles and book reviews. She holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and an M.Ed in Higher Education from Harvard University.

Articles by this author

The Abolitionist’s Song
Winter 2013-14 The Abolitionist’s Song

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride

Winter 2013-14 “Hothouse”

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Hothouse” by Boris Kachka

Convocation Conversation
Fall 2013 Convocation Conversation

An international-student affair

“Necessary Errors”
Fall 2013 “Necessary Errors”

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Necessary Errors” by Caleb Crain

“The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.”
Fall 2013 “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.”

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.” by Adelle Waldman

“Here and Now: Letters”
Summer 2013 “Here and Now: Letters”

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Here and Now: Letters” by Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee

Summer 2013 “Her”

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Her” by Christa Parravani

How to Get into the Twin Palms
Spring 2013 “How to Get into the Twin Palms”

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “How to Get into the Twin Palms” by Karolina Waclawiak

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
Spring 2013 “The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards”

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards” by Kristopher Jansma

Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Spring 2013 “Vampires in the Lemon Grove”

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell

The Devil in Silver
Winter 2012-13 Asylum Seeker

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “The Devil in Silver” by Victor LaValle

The Long Run
Fall 2012 The Long Run

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time” by Caleb Daniloff

“An Unexpected Guest”
Summer 2012 “An Unexpected Guest”

A review of “An Unexpected Guest” by Anne Korkeakivi

“Central Park: An Anthology”
Summer 2012 “Central Park: An Anthology”

A review of “Central Park: An Anthology” edited by Andrew Blauner

Living, Thinking, Looking
Summer 2012 “Living, Thinking, Looking”

A review of “Living, Thinking, Looking” by Siri Hustvedt

Jealous Boy
Spring 2012 Jealous Boy

Rebecca Shapiro reviews “American Dervish” by Ayad Akhtar

“Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention”
Spring 2012 “Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention”

A review of Jamal Joseph's “Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention”

“The Vanishers”
Spring 2012 “The Vanishers”

A review of “The Vanishers” by Heidi Julavits

[sic]: A Memoir
Winter 2011-12 Unchained Malady

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