Nafissa Thompson-Spires is a Jamaican born American based author of fiction and short stories. Spires earned her first doctorate from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois. Her work has been featured in Lunch Ticket, Story Quarterly, and The Feminist Wire and many other publications.

Spires became a published author in 2018 when her collection of short stories Heads of the Colored People was published. The book has been longlisted for the Kirkus Prize Finalist and National Book Award.

Books in order of publication:

Standalone Novels

Heads of the Colored People(2018)