Rivers Solomon writes about living on the periphery, a place where people feel at ease. Solomon's debut novel An Unkindness of Ghosts was a finalist for a Lambda, a Hurston/Wright, an Otherwise (previously Tiptree), and a Locus award, in addition to being on the Stonewall Honor List and earning a Firecracker Award. The Deep, Solomon's second book, was the winner of the 2020 Lambda Award and was shortlisted for a Nebula, Locus, Hugo, Ignyte, Brooklyn Library Literary, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy award. It was adapted on the Hugo-nominated song by Daveed Diggs-fronted hip-hop trio clipping. Solomon's short fiction has been or will appear in Black Warrior Review, the New York Times Magazine, Guernica, Best American Short Tales, Tor.com, Best American Horror and Dark Fantasy, and other publications. Solomon was born on Turtle Island but now lives on an island in an archipelago off the western coast of the Eurasian continent, a survivor of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.