John Mandel was born in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Station Eleven, her most recent novel, was a National Book Award nominee and a New York Times bestseller. Last Night in Montreal, The Singer's Gun, and The Lola Quartet were her prior works. She works as a staff writer for The Millions, and her writing has been included in a number of anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Tales 2013 and Venice Noir. Her husband and she live in New York City.