Laurie Gwen Shapiro

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Laurie Gwen Shapiro is an American writer and filmmaker. She resides in New York City, where she was born and raised, and is a graduate of that city's renowned Stuyvesant High School. The 2001 documentary film Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale, which she co-produced and co-directed with her brother David, received numerous awards,[1] including:

Her semi-autobiographical first novel, The Unexpected Salami, was named an ALA Notable Book in 1998.[2]


  • (1998) The Unexpected Salami (Algonquin Books)
  • (2004) The Anglophile (Red Dress Ink)
  • (2005) The Matzo Ball Heiress (Red Dress Ink)
  • (2006) Brand X: The Boyfriend Account (Random House)


  • (1999) The McCourts of Limerick (Cinemax) (co-producer)
  • (2000) The McCourts of New York (Cinemax) (co-producer)
  • (2001) Keep The River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (IFC) (co-producer/co-director)
  • (2008) Finishing Heaven (HBO) (producer)
  • (2013) The Manor (in production) (executive producer)
  • LowLine (in production) (director)


  • (2002) Inventing Color


  1. ^ "Keep The River On Your Right – A Review". Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ " – Laurie Gwen Shapiro". Retrieved January 13, 2016. 

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