Ida was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. She studied German and Chinese literature in New York City, after which she left the U.S. in 2001. In the years since, she has lived in Japan, India, and Sweden, and for the past seven years as a student of literature and translator in Berlin, Germany. Her first novel, The History of History, will appear in January 2011, with the publishing houses Alfred A. Knopf, Faber & Faber, and Flammarion.This entry was posted in Alumni, no-quote. Bookmark the permalink.
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