Kimberly King Parsons is the author of the short story collection Black Light (forthcoming from Vintage in 2019) and the novel The Boiling River (forthcoming from Knopf in 2020). Her fiction has been published in Best Small Fictions 2017, New South, Black Warrior Review, No Tokens, Joyland, Ninth Letter, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her book reviews and literary criticism have appeared in Bookforum, The Millions, and Time Out New York. She earned an MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where she served as the editor-in-chief of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. She lives with her partner and sons in Portland, OR, where she is completing a novel about Texas, motherhood, and LSD.