Mira Bartók is an artist, children’s book author/illustrator, freelance editor, public radio commentator and the author of The Memory Palace, a New York Times bestselling memoir and winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, noted in The Best American Essays series and has appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines and anthologies. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her musician/producer husband Doug Plavin and their little bat-eared dog Sadie.