Cris Beam is the author of four books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her first book, Transparent, received a Lambda Literary award and a Stonewall Honor, and her second, a young adult novel, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and named a Best Books for Teens by both the American Library Association and Kirkus. Cris’ work has also appeared on This American Life and in the Huffington Post, The Awl, Marie Claire and Out, among others. In addition to Columbia, Cris also teaches at Bayview Women’s Correctional Facility and at NYU’s Gallatin School, where she was recently named Professor of the Year. Cris Beam is the author of To the End of June (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013).