Susan Orlean has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1992 and has also written for Esquire, Vogue and Rolling Stone. She is the author of five books including the international bestseller The Orchid Thief, the inspiration for the film Adaptation, directed by Spike Jonze and starring Nicholas Cage and Meryl Streep. Susan Orlean lives in Boston.
Stunning... Calling Rin Tin Tin the story of a dog is like calling Moby-Dick the story of a whale * Boston Globe * A marvellous achievement, not so much the biography of a dog as a fully realised exploration of 20th century America... Fun, engaging, informative, passionate and authoritative, and mercifully unsentimental, Rin Tin Tin is the very best kind of narrative non-fiction. One hundred percent pure reading bliss. -- Melanie McGrath * Evening Standard * Fascinating... It is not only a story of fame, money and dogs, but also an engagingly written meditation on the things that survive us through singular obsession * Sunday Times *