Christiane Bird was born in New York City and grew up primarily in Storrs, Connecticut. She holds a BA in literature from Yale University, and has worked as a magazine editor and as a travel writer for the New York Daily News. Her articles have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Miami Herald, among others, and her short stories have appeared in Antaeus and The Southern Review.
Christiane is the author of six books, ranging in subject matter from the music world to the Middle East. In her first work of narrative nonfiction, Neither East Nor West: One Woman's Journey Through the Islamic Republic of Iran, she revisited a country that she had lived in as a young child.
She lives in New York City with her family.