(photo by Nina Subin)

Akil Kumarasamy is a writer from New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, American Short Fiction, Boston Review, among others. She has received fellowships from the University of East Anglia, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Yaddo and the Schomburg Center. She is a visiting professor in fiction at the Helen Zell Writers’ Program. Her books are forthcoming with Farrar, Straus and Giroux.