Sarah Saffian is an author, a journalist, and a teacher. Ithaka (hardcover: Basic Books, paperback: Dell), her memoir of being an adoptee who was found by her birth family, was widely and favorably reviewed—by The New York Times Book Review, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Salon, Francine Prose for Elle, others—was translated into Italian (Itaca, Corbaccio), and is over a decade in print. As a journalist, Saffian has worked as the Editorial Director of She Writes, a Senior Editor for Entertainment Weekly, a Senior Writer for Us magazine, and a Staff Writer for The New York Daily News, and has contributed to publications including The New York Times, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Chronicle, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, Slate, and Smithsonian. Formerly a journalism professor in the undergraduate writing department at The New School, Saffian has also taught at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and teaches memoir and narrative journalism each July at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. She graduated with Honors in English and American Literature from Brown and received an M.F.A. in Non-Fiction Writing from Columbia.