Nina Siegal is an American novelist and journalist who’s lived in Amsterdam for fifteen years. She has previously published two novels (the first a literary mystery), and she is a regular contributor to the New York Times, covering European culture. She also writes and edits for many other international publications. Born in New York City, and raised in the city and Long Island, she graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English Literature and received her MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives with her daughter, Sonia, who was born and raised in Amsterdam, and their dog, Coco.