Lacy M. Johnson is a Houston-based artist, curator, professor, activist, and is the author of the memoir The Other Side. For its frank and fearless confrontation of the epidemic of violence against women, The Other Side was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, an Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime, the CLMP Firecracker Award in Nonfiction; it was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer Selection for 2014, She is also the author of Trespasses: A Memoir, which has been anthologized in The Racial Imaginary (Fence Books, 2015, edited by Claudia Rankine et al.) and Literature: The Human Experience. She is currently at work on her third book of nonfiction. She teaches at Rice University as Assistant Professor of English in Creative Nonfiction.