Photo: Sophia Shalmiyev

Photo: Sophia Shalmiyev

Leni Zumas is the author of the novel RED CLOCKS, coming in January from Lee Boudreaux Books / Little, Brown; 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 work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Collagist, Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art, The Elephants, GOOD, jubilat, 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 teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Portland State University.  She lives in Portland, Oregon, with the artist Luca Dipierro and their son.