Elissa Schappell is an American novelist, short-story writer, editor and essayist. She was a co-founder and editor of the literary magazine Tin House.
Schappell's first book of fiction, Use Me, a collection of 10 linked short stories, was published in 2000 by William Morrow, and was runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. A second book of fiction, Blueprints for Building Better Girls, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. It was chosen as a "Best Book of the Year" by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Schappell's articles, fiction, interviews and essays have been published in magazines including GQ, Vogue, Spin, BOMB, One Story and Nerve. She has written book reviews for The New York Times, Bookforum, and the Daily Telegraph. She was the longtime author of the "Hot Type" book column in Vanity Fair, where she is also a contributing editor.
- "Novice Bitch" in the anthology The KGB Bar Reader (1998)
- Use Me (William Morrow, 2000)
- Contributed an article about Allen Ginsberg to The Paris Review anthology Beat Writers at Work
- "Crossing the Line in the Sand: How Mad Can Mother Get?" in The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage (2002)
- "That sort of woman" in The Mrs Dalloway Reader (2003)
- "Sex and the Single Squirrel" in Cooking and Stealing: The Tin House Nonfiction Reader (2004)
- Co-edited and contributed to The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women's True-Life Tales of Friendships That Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away
- Essay on Naked Lunch in Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book (2010)
- Blueprints for Building Better Girls (Simon & Schuster, 2011)
- "High-Strung Knitter" in Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (2013)
- "Creative Writing Program - Elissa Schappell". New York University. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- Hogan, Ron. "Elissa Schappell". Beatrice. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- Kaczor, Gwenda (4 September 2011). "A doll's house". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- "Pigeon Pages Interview with Elissa Schappell". Pigeon Pages. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- "'Prep': Blue Blazers and Lacrosse". New York Times. 2005-01-16. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- Rudick, Nicole (6 June 2019). "Remembering Tin House, a Literary Haven for 'Brilliant Weirdos'". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- "VF Contributor - Elissa Schappell". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- Holmes, Jenine. "ELISSA SCHAPPELL with Jenine Holmes". The Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- Rosner, Hillary (27 October 1998). "The KGB Bar Reader". Village Voice. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- Strickland, Barbara (5 February 1999). "Writes of Winter". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- "Paris Review's 'Beat Writers at Work'". Literary Kicks. 27 June 2002. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- "COOKING AND STEALING: The Tin House Nonfiction Reader". Publishers' Weekly. 30 August 2004.
- "THE FRIEND WHO GOT AWAY: TWENTY WOMEN TELL THE TRUE STORIES BEHIND THEIR BLOWUPS, BURNOUTS, AND SLOW FADES". Kirkus Reviews. 1 February 2005. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- "BOUND TO LAST:30 WRITERS ON THEIR MOST CHERISHED BOOK". Maclean's. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2021.