N.S. Morris is a California-based writer and educator. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Queen’s Quarterly and the Globe and Mail in Canada. Her two-decades in journalism included publishing in TIME, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, and serving as Middle East Bureau Chief for Knight Ridder Newspapers (now McClatchy). Morris has taught at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and is about to take up a position as Lecturer in the Writing Program at University of California, Santa Barbara. She has an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Pacific University in Oregon.