Amy Schapiro

Art Discipline: 
Washington, DC
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jun 30, 2008 to Jul 21, 2008

Amy Schapiro is the author of Millicent Fenwick: Her Way, the first biography of the pipe-smoking grandmother who was elected to Congress at the age of 64 in 1974. The book received national praise ranging from Vogue to the Trenton Times which called "her even-handed of the most admirable works of its kind." Schapiro has spoken around the country at conferences, book festivals, book stores, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives. She has appeared on BookTV, NPR, WOR, and WABC. She is currently working on the first biography of former Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, one of the key figures of the civil rights era and an architect behind the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Bill of 1965. Schapiro works at the U.S. Department of Justice. She has spoken at conferences on topics ranging from police recruitment to researching, writing, and marketing your book. Schapiro lives in Washington, DC.