Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Leni Zumas
Sunday, June 17
Award-winning author Leni Zumas reads from her latest work, "Red Clocks."
"Red Clocks" follows five story lines from five women living in the world in which Roe v. Wade has been
reversed. This book asks the question, "what is a woman for?"
Leni Zumas's novel RED CLOCKS (Little, Brown, 2018) was a New York Times Editors' Choice, an Indie
Next selection, and a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Literary Fiction pick. Zumas is also the author of 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 stories and essays have appeared in The Cut, The Collagist, Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art,
The Elephants, Lenny Letter, New Orleans Review, Open City, Quarterly West, The Sunday Times (UK), 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 is on the MFA faculty at Portland State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with the artist Luca
Dipierro and their son.