Cynthia Haven is a literary and cultural journalist who has written for The Times Literary Supplement, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, World Literature Today,The Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, Quarterly Conversation, and the Poetry Foundation. Her work has also appeared in Words Without Borders, The Cortland Review, Civilization, and other publications. Her An Invisible Rope: Portraits of Czesław Miłosz was published in 2011 by Ohio University Press/Swallow Press, Czeslaw Milosz: Conversations in 2006, and Joseph Brodsky: Conversations in 2003. Peter Dale in Conversation with Cynthia Haven was published in London, 2005. She was a 2008 Milena Jesenská Fellow in Kraków with Vienna's Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen.
She is currently under contract to write a book about the life and work of René Girard.