Alexia Arthurs was born and raised in Jamaica until age twelve, when she moved with her family to New York. She is a graduate of Hunter College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has published fiction in Granta, The Sewanee Review, Small Axe, Virginia Quarterly Review, Buzzfeed, Shondaland, Vice, and The Paris Review, which awarded her the Plimpton Prize in 2017. Her first book, a short story collection called How to Love a Jamaican, was published in 2018. She has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Colby College, and she now teaches at George Mason University. She lives in Washington, D.C.