Marya Hornbacher is an award-winning essayist, journalist, and the bestselling author of five books, including the New York Times Bestseller Madness, the Pulitzer Prize finalist Wasted, and the New York Times Editor’s Choice The Center of Winter. The recipient of a host of awards and fellowships for her writing and research, and her work is published in eighteen languages. Hornbacher’s writing across genres appears regularly in literary and journalistic publications around the world, most recently in AGNI, Gulf Coast, Fourth Genre, and Vestoj (Paris). Her sixth book, a work of long-form journalism on neuroscience and mental health, will be published by Houghton Mifflin in January 2018; her seventh, a collection of essays on solitude, will appear the following year. She is an Assistant Professor of Writing Arts at Rowan University, and was recently awarded the Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction.