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About Leni Zumas


Leni Zumas’s RED CLOCKS (Little, Brown, 2018) won the 2019 Oregon Book Award for Fiction. It was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and an Indie Next pick. The novel was named a Best Book of 2018 by The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Entropy, and the New York Public Library. Vulture called it one of the 100 Most Important Books of the 21st Century So Far.

Leni is also the author of FAREWELL NAVIGATOR: STORIES (Open City, 2008) and the novel THE LISTENERS (Tin House, 2012). Her fiction and essays have appeared in Granta, The Times Literary Supplement, The Cut, The Sunday Times (UK), Portland Monthly, Tin House, The Collagist, & elsewhere. She has received grants and fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she directs the creative writing program at Portland State University.