Thomas Chatterton Williams is the author of a memoir, Losing My Cool and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. His essays and criticism have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, the London Review of Books, and many other places. He is a 2019 national fellow at New America and the recipient of a Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. His next book, Self-Portrait in Black-and-White: Unlearning Race will be published in October. He lives in Paris with his wife and two children.