Jaquira Díaz is the author of Ordinary Girls: A Memoir, winner of a Whiting Award, a Florida Book Awards Gold Medal, a Lambda Literary Awards finalist, an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce Selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Indie Next Pick, a Library Reads pick, and finalist for the B&N Discover Prize. The recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and fellowships from MacDowell, the Kenyon Review, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, VCCA, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, she has written for The Atlantic, The Guardian, Time Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and elsewhere. In 2022, she held the Mina Hohenberg Darden Chair in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University’s MFA program and a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. She teaches at Colorado State University’s MFA program and Randolph College’s low-residency MFA program. She splits her time between Miami, Colorado, and the UK, with her spouse, the writer Lars Horn.