Candice Iloh is a National Book Award Finalist and a Michael L. Printz Award honoree. They are a first-generation Nigerian-American writer and dancer from the Midwest by way of Washington, DC, and Brooklyn, New York. They are a proud graduate of Howard University and an alumna of Rhode Island Writers Colony. They received their MFA in Creative Writing for Young People at Lesley University. Their work has earned fellowships from Lambda Literary, VONA, Kimbilio Fiction, and a residency with Hi-ARTS, where they debuted their first one-person show. They live in Philadelphia. Every Body Looking is their first novel.