Zoë Heller was born in London and lives in New York City. She was a columnist for London's Daily Telegraph, she has contributed to such publications as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Independent, The Sunday Times (London), and The New Republic. She is the author of the novels What Was She Thinking? (Notes on a Scandal), The Believers, and Everything You Know. What Was She Thinking? was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.