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ANN MAH is an American food and travel writer and the bestselling author of the novels  Jacqueline in Paris, The Lost Vintage and other books.
A frequent contributor to the New York Times Travel section, she lives in Paris and Washington, DC.


Ann Mah is an American food and travel writer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Washington Post,, Food52, Kitchn, BonAppé, Best American Travel Writing, New York Times Footsteps, Washingtonian magazine, and other publications. To read some of her recent work, take a look at Ann's clips here.

Ann is the author of five books, including Jacqueline in Paris, coming in September 2022, and The Lost Vintage, a USA Today bestseller and Indie Next pick. Her books have been translated into over twelve languages.

As the recipient of a James Beard Foundation culinary scholarship, Ann studied in Bologna, Italy, an experience that forged a love of lasagne with béchamel sauce, and prohibitively expensive balsamic vinegar. She has also earned the Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits with distinction from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

Ann was born in Orange County, California and after graduating from UCLA, she moved to New York City to work as a book editor. Thanks to her husband's diplomatic career, she moves often and has called many places home, including Hanoi, Vietnam and Beijing, China. Ann currently lives in Paris and Washington, DC with her family.

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