Sara Paretsky’s eighteen novels featuring detective VI Warshawski have been translated into over twenty languages. Credited with a major role in changing the depiction of women in crime fiction, Paretsky founded the advocacy group Sisters in Crime in 1986 and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger and Ms. Magazine’s Woman of the Year.
In addition to her crime novels, Paretsky has published two general novels, a collection of essays, and has edited four collections of short stories. Paretsky’s private foundation supports programs for women and children in the arts, sciences, education and reproductive rights. (VI Warshawski’s mother, Gabriella, was a gifted soprano who named her daughter Iphigenia after singing the title role in Jommelli’s Ifigenia in Aulide.)