Judith Newman is a journalist and author who writes about relationships, books, parenthood, science and popular culture. Her work has run in more than fifty publications, including the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Harper's, the Wall Street Journal, Allure (where she served as Contributing Editor) and Vogue. She is the author of the memoir You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: The Diary of a New (Older) Mother (2004), and Parents from Hell: Unexpurgated Tales of Good Intentions Gone Awry (1995).
Cees Nooteboom was born in The Hague in 1933, and now lives in Amsterdam and on the island of Minorca. He is a poet, a novelist and a travel writer whose books include Rituals (1983), The Following Story (1994), Roads to Santiago (1997) and All Souls' Day (2001).