DIANA ABU-JABER is the author of, most recently, Origin and The Language of Baklava. She has won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the American Book Award, and other prizes. Her writing appears in Good Housekeeping, Ms., Salon, Vogue, Gourmet, the New York Times, The Nation, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. She is frequently featured on National Public Radio. She divides her time between Coral Gables, Florida, and Portland, Oregon.