Nisi Shawl edited New Suns: Speculative Fiction by People of Color, winner of the World Fantasy Award, the FIYAH Magazine IGNYTE award, and others. Shawl wrote the 2016 Nebula finalist Everfair and the 2008 Tiptree/Otherwise winning collection Filter House. They are a co-founder of the inclusivity-in-SF nonprofit the Carl Brandon Society. In 2005 they co-wrote Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, a standard text on inclusivity. They live in Seattle, near a large lake full of dangerous currents.