Heidi Durrow’s first book, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, was a New York Times best seller. It was hailed by the Washington Post as one of the Best Novels of 2010 and a Top 10 Book of 2010 by The Oregonian. The city of Portland recently chose the book as their “One City One Book” selection. Heidi also received the Barbara Kingsolver Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change. Heidi is a graduate of Stanford University, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and Yale Law School. She is the co-host of an award-winning weekly podcast, “Mixed Chicks Chat,” a co-founder and co-producer of the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival and an occasional essay contributor to National Public Radio. She is the daughter of an African American GI and a Danish mother. Ebony Magazine recently named her as one of its Power 100 Leaders of 2010.