Dina Nayeri was born in the middle of a revolution in Iran and moved to Oklahoma at ten-years-old. Her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, was released in 2013 by Riverhead Books (Penguin), translated to fourteen foreign languages, and chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers book. Her fiction is published in over 20 countries and has appeared in Granta New Voices, The Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop, an MBA from Harvard, and a BA from Princeton. She lives in New York.