Mariana Lin's writing has appeared in publications such as The Paris Review, the Huffington Post, New York magazine, GQ, Time Out New York, and Picture Magazine. Her poetry has been selected as finalist for the Mississippi Review Prize, Arts & Letters Rumi Poetry Prize, and semifinalist in The New Guard Literary Review's Knightville Poetry Contest. She has been educated at Swarthmore College, UC Berkeley, and Columbia Graduate School.
She worked as a creative director at Apple, wrote for the voice of Siri, consults as lead character designer for Hanson Robotics' Sophia, and collaborates on other creative projects. She was born in Taipei, grew up in New Jersey and has lived in New York, Paris, and N. Ca. where she currently lives with her son who has multiple disabilities. Her work explores the formation of voice, silence in the Asian-American female and the disabled, and the intersection of non-verbal language and identity.