About the Author: Liza Mundy
Liza Mundy was raised in Roanoke, Virginia, and received her AB degree from Princeton University. She earned an MA in English literature at the University of Virginia, where she also taught writing. She is a staff writer at the Washington Post, where she has written articles and essays on family life, popular culture, the arts, and politics. An article she wrote on two deaf women who used a deaf sperm donor to deliberately conceive deaf children was selected by Oliver Sacks for inclusion in The Best American Science Writing 2003. She has won awards for essays, profiles, and science writing from the Sunday Magazine Editors Association, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, The Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards, and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. She was a 2003 Kaiser Foundation Media Fellow, and a 2005 Media Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She has also written for Slate, Lingua Franca, Redbook, Washington City Paper, and The Washington Monthly. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two children.