Christine Montross is a psychiatrist and author of the nonfiction memoir Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab. Dr. Montross received her undergraduate degrees and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Michigan, where she also taught writing classes as a lecturer following graduation. Dr. Montross, a current MacColl Johnson fellow in poetry, has had several poems published in literary journals. Her manuscript Embouchure was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She has also recently written for the New York Times, the Washington Post Book World, O, the Oprah Magazine and Good Housekeeping. Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab is Dr. Montross’s first book. It was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the Washington Post’s best nonfiction books of 2007. Dr. Montross lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her partner, the playwright Deborah Salem Smith, and their two young children.