Leni Zumas

Website of the writer Leni Zumas


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Leni Zumas’s novel RED CLOCKS (Little, Brown, 2018) was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, an Indie Next pick, and one of Esquire's Most Anticipated Books of 2018. Leni is also the author of FAREWELL NAVIGATOR: STORIES (Open City, 2008) and the novel THE LISTENERS (Tin House, 2012), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

Her fiction and essays have appeared in Granta, The Cut, The Sunday Times (UK), Portland Monthly, Tin House, Lenny Letter, The Collagist, The Elephants, & 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 lives in Portland, Oregon, where she directs the creative writing program at Portland State University.