Jennifer Clement is President Emerita of PEN International and author of the novels A True Story Based on Lies, The Poison That Fascinates, Prayers for the Stolen and Gun Love, as well as several poetry books. She also wrote Widow Basquiat on New York City in the early 1980’s and the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Clement is the recipient of many awards including the Sara Curry Humanitarian Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Prayers for the Stolen was made into a movie (Mexico’s Oscar selection) and Gun Love is being adapted by Julie Taymor. Her books have been translated into more than 35 languages.