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Interview: Iowa Writer's Workshop Graduate Maggie Shipstead discusses her new novel

Lucy Walton of the UK website Female First interviews Iowa Writers Workshop graduate Maggie Shipstead on her new novel Seating Arrangements.

In this Female First interview, Shipstead sets the scene of her novel Seating Arrangements in New England, in what Shipstead describes as "über-WASP" culture: "lobsters, gin and tonics, island breezes, a drunken aunt who knows too much…and a dead whale." Shipstead drew inspiration for her setting through