Carolyn Burke's Lee Miller, A Life, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2006. Burke befriended the legendary photojournalist while conducting research for her previous biography, Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Her many articles and translations from the French have appeared in Vogue, Art In America, The New Yorker, PN Review, Pink and Poetry Flash. She is currently writing a life of Edith Piaf, to be published by Alfred Knopf. Born in Sydney, she lives in Santa Cruz, California and spends part of each year in Paris.

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