Chris L. Terry


Chris L. Terry is the author of the novel Black Card, about a mixed-race punk bassist with a Black imaginary friend. NPR called Black Card, “hilariously searing” and listed it as one of the best books of 2019. Terry’s debut novel Zero Fade was on Best of 2013 lists by Slate and Kirkus Reviews, who called it, “Original, hilarious, thought-provoking, and wicked smart…not to be missed” in a starred review.

Terry was born in 1979 to a Black father and white mother. He lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches creative writing and works as a screenwriter. His work has appeared in Razorcake, Very Smart Brothas/The Root, Pitchfork, Stereogum, theLAnd, Apogee, Best Small Fictions 2015, PANK, and more.