Leanne Shapton


Leanne Shapton is a Canadian writer, artist and publisher based in New York City. Shapton grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, and attended McGill University and Pratt Institute.
Her two books of paintings, The Native Trees of Canada and Saturday Night Movies, were published in 2010 and 2013.


From 2008 to 2009, Shapton was the art director of The New York Times Op-Ed page. In 2012 Shapton published Swimming Studies with Penguin/Random House US and UK.

It won the 2012 National Book Critic's Circle Award for autobiography and was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2012. In 2014, Shapton co-published the New York Times bestselling Women In Clothes, with novelists Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits, a book looking at how women dress. Her first children’s book, Toys Talking, was published in 2016. In March of 2019, Guestbook, a book of ghost stories, was published in the spring of 2019.

Works by Leanne Shapton