Lisa Fugard was born in South Africa and came to the United States in 1980. After working in the theater, performing in New York, London and South Africa, she turned her attention to writing. Her short fiction has been published in Story, Outside and literary magazines. Her many travel articles and essays have been published in the New York Times. Skinner’s Drift is her first novel. She now lives in Southern California where she is working on a second novel and leading writing workshops.