Phenderson Djèlí Clark resides in New England, where he writes speculative fiction during his spare time—when he is not leading the life of a mild-mannered academic historian. He is the author of the novellas The Haunting of Tram Car 015 (Tor Books, 2019) and The Black God's Drums (Tor Books, 2018; Hugo Award and Nebula Award finalist). His short stories and novelettes include "The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington" (Fireside Magazine, 2018; Hugo Award finalist and Nebula Award winner), "The Paladin of Golota" (Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, 2018), "A Tale of Woe" (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 2018), "The Things My Mother Left Me" (in People of Colo(u)r Destroy Fantasy, eds. Buckell, El-Mohtar, Older, and Sorg, Lightspeed Magazine, 2016), "The Mouser of Peter the Great" (in Hidden Youth, eds. Burke and Kendall, 2016), and "A Dead Djinn in Cairo" (, 2016), among others.