Author, Dreaming in Chinese; Contributing Writer, The Atlantic
Deborah Fallows is a writer and a linguist. She has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China and travel for *The Atlantic*, *National Geographic*, *The New York Times* and Slate. Her latest book *Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love and Language* is based on her three-year experience living and working in China. She and her husband, writer James Fallows, are currently flying around the U.S. in their small plane, reporting and writing on the reinvention of small towns for *The Atlantic*’s American Futures project.