Zoë Heller was born in London. Her work as a feature writer, critic, and columnist has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, and The Times Literary Supplement. She currently writes a weekly column for London's Daily Telegraph, for which she won the 2002 British Press Award for "Columnist of the Year." She has lives in New York since 1993. What Was She Thinking? is her second novel.