Nisi Shawl is the author of the 2016 Nebula Award finalist Everfair, an alternate history set in the nineteenth and twentieth century Congo, and of the Tiptree Award-winning story collection Filter House, praised by Ursula K. Le Guin as “superbly written” and by Samuel R. Delany as “brilliant.” Shawl is also known for Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, their acclaimed text on inclusive representation in imaginative fiction, and for editing numerous anthologies, including the 2019 multiple-award-winner New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. These days they’re drafting a sequel to Everfair, writing a short story based on a song composed by Jimi Hendrix, and taking their cat for long, relaxing walks around Lake Washington.