Mary Dixie Carter’s writing has appeared in TIME, The Economist, San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and more. She worked at The Observer for five years as the publishing director and has worked as a professional actor. Mary Dixie has an honors degree in English literature from Harvard College and holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young children. The Photographer, her first novel, will be published May 25, 2021.