Diana Abu-Jaber is the author
of Origin, Crescent, The Language of
Baklava, and Arabian Jazz. She
has won the PEN Center USA Award for Literary Fiction, the Oregon Book Award,
and other prizes. Her writing appears in the New York Times, the Washington
Post, Slate, Ms., Gourmet, Salon, and Vogue, and she is frequently featured on National Public Radio. She
lives in Coral Gables, Florida, and Portland, Oregon.