Laura Miller is the author of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia (Little, Brown, 2008) andthe editor of The Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors (Penguin, 2000).She is a co-founder and is currently a staff critic at that publication. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, where she wrote the "Last Word" column for two years. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications; she has also written the introduction to the 2006 Penguin Classics edition of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. She lives in New York.