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Leni Zumas's novel RED CLOCKS (Little, Brown, 2018) was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, an Indie Next pick, and a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Literary Fiction selection. Zumas is also the author of the story collection FAREWELL NAVIGATOR (Open City, 2008) and the novel THE LISTENERS (Tin House, 2012), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

Her stories and essays have appeared in The Cut, The Collagist, Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art, The Elephants, Lenny Letter, New Orleans Review, Open City, Quarterly West, Salt Hill, Tin House, Two Serious Ladies, & 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.

Leni is on the MFA faculty at Portland State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with the artist Luca Dipierro and their son.