Chris L. Terry

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Catapult published Chris L. Terry’s novel Black Card in 2019. NPR called Black Card “searingly hilarious” and listed it as one of the best books of the year. Terry was born in 1979 to an African American father and an Irish American mother. He has a BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and a creative writing MFA from Columbia College Chicago. His debut novel Zero Fade was named a Best Book of the Year by Slate and Kirkus Reviews.


Cover Photo: A photograph of the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia—a stone monument—graffitied with colorful words of positive affirmations about Black lives
My Creepy Neighbor, Robert E. Lee

I believe that every Black person has a Black voice in our ear, acting as our conscience, checking us if we’re not looking out for other Black people.

Jun 22, 2021
Cover Photo: An illustration of a man going for a jog; one side has a lighter background of LA, where the man appears to have darker skin, and the other side is a darker mirror image, where the man appears to have lighter skin
Tragic Gentrification Mulatto

I occupy an unusual space: Black enough to be terrified of the police, but white enough to not get pulled over for driving while Black.

Feb 01, 2021