is an American writer and journalist. Her debut novel, Gutenberg's Apprentice, will be published in September, 2014. For the past thirty years she has reported for newspapers in California and from Europe as a foreign correspondent, including the Washington Post, Guardian of London, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Salon.com. She currently reviews books and arts for The Economist. Read her complete biography here.
Main image: Hand-colored woodcut view of Mainz, Germany, by Franz Behem, 1565
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