Zinzi Clemmons was raised in Philadelphia by a South African mother and an American father. A graduate of Brown and Columbia, her writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, The Paris Review Daily, Transition, and elsewhere. She is a cofounder and former publisher of Apogee Journal and a contributing editor to Literary Hub. Clemmons lives in Los Angeles with her husband, where she teaches at The Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. What We Lose is her first novel.
 Colour me human (Travellers’ Lodge)
 I did it anyway (Travellers’ Lodge)
 My body’s business (New School Hall)
 The secrets of my style (Council Chamber)