Maria Dahvana Headley is the #1 New York Times-Bestselling author of seven books, most recently the “The Mere Wife,” a contemporary adaptation of “Beowulf” (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux). A new translation of "Beowulf" will follow from the same publisher in 2019. With Neil Gaiman, she is the editor of the anthology “Unnatural Creatures." Her Nebula, Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy Award-shortlisted fiction has been anthologized in many year’s bests. She grew up in rural Idaho on a survivalist sled-dog ranch, and now lives in Brooklyn.