Mariana Lin's writing has appeared in publications such as the Paris Review, the Mississippi Review, the Huffington Post, New York magazine, GQ, Picture. She has been educated at Swarthmore College, UC Berkeley, and Columbia Graduate School.

She worked at Apple as a creative director, and as the writer behind the voice of Siri, answering people's daily existential questions around the world, from "What's the meaning of life?" to "Who am I?" She consults in writing and AI personality design.


Her poetry has been selected as a finalist for the Mississippi Review Prize and semifinalist in The New Guard Literary Review's Knightville Poetry Contest. She is a member of the National Writers Union, the Academy of American Poets, and the PEN American Center. 

Mariana Lin was born in Taipei. She grew up in New Jersey and has lived in New York, Paris, and Northern California, where she currently lives with her son.