Cynthia Zarin is the author of ten books, most recently The Ada Poems (2010) and An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History (2013). A long-time contributor to the New Yorker, her honors and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship for Literature, the National Endowment for the Arts Award, the Imgram Merrill Prize, a Parent's Choice Award for writing for children, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for poetry.