Claudia Riess, a Vassar graduate, is a novelist and author/illustrator of children’s books. She has worked in the editorial departments of The New Yorker and Holt, Rinehart and Winston and has edited several art history monographs. Her first novel, RECLINING NUDE, was published by Stein and Day. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of Awakenings, commenting on Reclining Nude wrote: “…exquisite–and delicate…a most courageous book, full of daring–a daring only possible to a passionate and pure heart.”

Claudia lives in New York City and the Hamptons.

Her current working titles are FALSE LIGHT and KNIGHT LIGHT.