Leanne Shapton is a Canadian artist, writer and graphic novelist. Her illustrations and book jackets – which include Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and Roberto Bolaño’s The Third Reich – are instantly recognisable. Her influential novel in the form of an auction catalogue, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, was optioned by Paramount. Shapton’s book Swimming Studies won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography in 2012. She contributes text and illustrations to newspapers and magazines including The New York Times Magazine, Granta, The Paris Review and The New Yorker.