Diana Y. Paul was born in Akron, Ohio and is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a degree in both psychology and philosophy, and of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with a PhD in Buddhist studies. Her debut novel, Things Unsaid (She Writes Press, October 2015) has already received rave reviews. She is a former professor at Stanford University and the author of three books on Buddhism, one of which has been translated into Japanese and German (Women in Buddhism, University of California Press). Her short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals and she is currently working on a second novel, A Perfect Match. She lives in Carmel, CA with her husband, Doug, and two cats, Neko and Mao. They love visiting their daughter Maya in San Francisco and their son Keith in Los Angeles.
Unique traits: Blog critic of movies and art. Recognition as a mixed media artist. Competency in Japanese; Limited language ability in French and Spanish
Variety of Academic Awards including Fulbright, Ford Foundation, and NEH