Susanna Moore grew up in Hawaii. She has lived in New York for the last forty years, and teaches at Princeton University. She is the author of the novels The Life of Objects, The Big Girls, One Last Look, In the Cut, Sleeping Beauties, The Whiteness of Bones, and My Old Sweetheart, and two books of nonfiction, Light Years: A Girlhood in Hawai'i and I Myself Have Seen It: The Myth of Hawai'i. Her 1995 cult novel In the Cut was adapted to the screen in 2003, directed by Jane Campion, and starring Meg Ryan. It was reissued last year in the wake of #metoo. Her most recent book is her memoir of the ten years she spent in Los Angeles in the 70s, Miss Aluminum.