Fernanda Eberstadt is the author of five novels and one book of non-fiction. Her latest novel, RAT, has just been published by Vintage. She was born and raised in New York City, worked at Andy Warhol’s Factory in the 1970s, and went to Oxford University. She lived for twelve years in the French countryside, where she wrote a book about Gypsy musicians. She writes regularly for “The New York Times Magazine.” She now lives between London and rural France with her husband, the writer Alastair Bruton, and their two children.