Sierra Prasada is the author of Creative Lives: Portraits of Lebanese Artists (Turning Point Books, Beirut, 2009). A freelance journalist and editor now based in Washington, DC, she’s lived in and reported on the Middle East, aided by her fluency in Arabic. Selected works have been published by the Associated Press, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the New York Times Learning Network; in a Prentice Hall textbook Choices in Literature; and in the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup series. She teaches both writing and Arabic at the Graduate School USA. On the web, she has undertaken a decade-long exploration of the 20th century’s literary history. She has a BA in history from Stanford University and an MS in journalism from Northwestern University. Visit her online at www.sierraprasada.com.