Cadwell Turnbull is the author of The Lesson and No Gods, No Monsters. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s creative writing MFA in fiction and English and MA in linguistics. Turnbull is also a graduate of Clarion West 2016. His short fiction has appeared in The Verge, Lightspeed, Nightmare, and Asimov’s Science Fiction and a number of anthologies, including The Dystopia Triptych and Twelve Entanglements. His Nightmare story “Loneliness Is in Your Blood” was selected for The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018. His Lightspeed story “Jump” was selected for The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 and was featured on LeVar Burton Reads. The Lesson was the winner of the 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Award in the debut category and was shortlisted for the VCU Cabell Award and longlisted for the Massachusetts Book Award. No Gods, No Monsters is the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ Speculative Fiction, is a current finalist for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. Turnbull grew up in the US Virgin Islands and currently lives in Raleigh where he teaches creative writing at North Carolina State University.