Author Archive: Sara Mansfield Taber
Sara Mansfield Taber was raised in Asia, Europe, and the United States as the daughter of a covert CIA operative. She has a Doctorate in Human Development from Harvard University, a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from Carleton College. In her doctoral work, she specialized in cross-cultural human development, a blend of psychology and anthropology. A writer of literary nonfiction, her works include literary journalism, personal essay,and memoir. She is the author of Born Under an Assumed Name: The Memoir of a Cold War Spy's Daughter (Potomac Books), as well as two books of literary journalism: Dusk on the Campo: A Journey in Patagonia (Henry Holt) and Bread of Three Rivers: The Story of a French Loaf (Beacon). She has also written a writing workbook for internationally global youth entitled, Of Many Lands: Journal of a Traveling Childhood (Foreign Service Youth Foundation). Sara Taber's memoirs and essays have been published in national literary magazines, newspapers such as the Washington Post, and produced for Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Her work appears, also, in the anthologies, Notes from a Traveling Childhood and Unrooted Childhoods. She was a past William Sloane Fellow in Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and has been awarded residencies in creative nonfiction at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.