Dona Munker is the co-author of DAUGHTER OF PERSIA: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem through the Islamic Revolution. Written from 2,000 pages of interviews with its subject, Sattareh Farman Farmaian, the book was a Book-of-the-Month Alternate Selection and has been translated into five foreign languages.
An author and lecturer, Dona Munker lives in New York. She has a PhD in English, has taught at Hunter College and universities abroad, and was an editor at Little, Brown & Co. before turning to writing nonfiction full-time. She is a member of The Women Writing Women's Lives Seminar at CUNY, Biographer's International Organization, and the Authors Guild, and contributes regularly to the online newsletter "The Biographer's Craft." She blogs about writing biography, the writing process, and researching her current book on her website, "Writing a Biography." To visit or subscribe to the blog, click on any post in the sidebar at right.