Zia Jaffrey is the author of The Invisibles: A Tale of the Eunuchs of India (Pantheon/Vintage). She has written cover stories, features, and book reviews for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Vogue, The Nation, Salon.com, Mother Jones, and Elle, where she was a contributing editor: she also ran the front of the magazine, commissioned stories, and brought many new voices to its pages. Her work has been anthologized in Toni Morrison: Conversations, Growing Up Asian American, and other tomes. She has covered the Israel/Palestine conflict, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission project, and AIDS, and is currently working on a book about Arab-Americans. She has been interviewed on the radio and TV, here and abroad, and is regularly consulted on the hijras, or transsexuals, of India. She teaches in The New School’s M.F.A. program.
You can find her on Twitter at @ziajaffrey.