Michael Shapiro


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Michael Shapiro is a writer, photographer and interviewer who specializes in travel. He’s the author of A Sense of Place and works part-time as an editor at The Press Democrat, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

He is the author of A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration (Travelers’ Tales) a collection of interviews with Bill Bryson, Frances Mayes, Paul Theroux, Peter Matthiessen, Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Pico Iyer, Isabel Allende, Simon Winchester, and many others. Shapiro’s story about rafting through the Grand Canyon in the wake of John Wesley Powell’s first descent is in The Best Travel Writing 2011. His essay, “The Longest Day” appears in The Best Travel Writing 2005.

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Michael Shapiro on KNBR with Murph and Mac

Dec. 17, 2019:I was on San Francisco’s KNBR-AM radio with Murph and Mac talking aboutThe Creative Spark.We spoke about SF Giants announcer Mike Krukow who is profiled in the book as well as Smokey Robinson. It was just 5 minutes – the time flew by – fun to be on with Murph and Mac, the high-spirited hosts of the SF Bay Area’s top morning sports talk show.







Michael on KNBR - Murph and Mac


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