Zakiya Dalila Harris
Zakiya Dalila Harris is a New York based writer. Her forthcoming novel, The Other Black Girl (Bloomsbury Publishing), is one of 2021’s most anticipated debuts. Harris’ first novel, which contends with the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of book publishing, has already been optioned by for TV by Hulu with Temple Hill Entertainment and was picked as a ‘book to look out for in 2021’ by the Guardian, i paper, Irish Times, Evening Standard, BBC.co.uk, independent.co.uk, Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Before writing The Other Black Girl, Harris spent three years at Knopf. Prior to working in publishing, she received her MFA in creative writing from the New School and she currently teaches writing to children at Writopia Lab. Her work has appeared in Guernica and she reviews for The Rumpus.