Maria Dahvana Headley is the author of the historical fantasy QUEEN OF KINGS, (Dutton, May, 2011) the first volume of a trilogy. Previously, she wrote The Year of Yes: A Memoir, which has been translated into nine languages, and optioned for television and film by, respectively, 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures. She has appeared as a featured author and speaker at venues including The Texas Book Festival and Wordstock, and has been interviewed on a variety of national and international television and radio programs, including The Today Show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and many more. Her writing has appeared in and/or been excerpted in a number of literary anthologies, The New York Times, Elle, The Washington Post, and more. As a playwright, she is the creator of The Upstart Crow Project, an organization which will commission 37 female playwrights to adapt all the plays of Shakespeare into contemporary versions. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow. She lives in Brooklyn.
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