Carol Edgarian has been an author, editor, publisher and teacher for more than thirty years. Her novels include the recent New York Times bestseller Three Stages of Amazement, and the international bestseller Rise the Euphrates, hailed by theWashington Post as "a book whose generosity of spirit, intelligence, humanity, and finally ambition are what literature ought to be and rarely is today." Her articles, essays, and interviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, NPR, W, and Travel & Leisure, among others. She is coeditor of the popular collection drawn from great writers' diaries, The Writer's Life: Intimate Thoughts on Work, Love, Inspiration, and Fame.
In 2003, Carol and Tom Jenks founded Narrative, a non-profit with the mission of advancing literature in the digital age. Today Narrative publishes more than three hundred artists annually, including Pulitzer Prize winners, Poet Laureates, and the best emerging authors of the day. Sometimes referred to as "literature's PBS," Narrative is committed to paying writers fairly while offering its modern library of thousands of stories, poems and essays to readers, teachers and students everywhere for free.
Early in her career, when Silicon Valley was first exploding, Carol worked as a speechwriter for high-tech entrepreneurs and Fortune500 CEO's. Carol is a graduate of Phillips Academy and Stanford University. She and her family live in San Francisco.