Anita Diamant is a Boston-based writer and lecturer. Her first work of fiction, The Red Tent, based on the biblical story of Dinah, won the 2001 Booksense Book of the Year Award. A national best-seller, The Red Tent has been published overseas in 18 languages.

Diamant's nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life are standard reference books in homes across North America and include: How to be a Jewish Parent, Saying Kaddish, How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead and Mourn as a Jew, Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends, Living a Jewish Life: Jewish Traditions, Customs and Values for Today's Families, The New Jewish Baby Book, and The New Jewish Wedding.

An award-winning journalist, Anita Diamant's work has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Parents, Hadassah, Reform Judaism, Boston, Yankee and online for the webzine, JewishFamily.com.

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