Camille Acker is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection Training School for Negro Girls. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and holds a B.A. in English from Howard University and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University. Her writing has received support from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Voices of Our Nations Arts, and the Millay Colony for the Arts and has appeared n The New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, and Electric Literature. In 2020, she was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and in 2022, a Fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.