ALEX MARZANO-LESNEVICH is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, which received a Lambda Literary Award, the Chautauqua Prize, and awards in France and Canada and was translated into nine languages. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, as well as a Rona Jaffe Award, Marzano-Lesnevich has written for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Oxford American, Harper's Magazine, and many other publications. They live in Portland, Maine, and are an assistant professor at Bowdoin College. They are at work on a book about gender, from which "Body Language" was adapted.
- p. 274, The Best American Essays 2020.