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Litsa Dremousis is the author of Altitude Sickness (Future Tense Books). Seattle Metropolitan Magazine named Altitude Sickness one of the all-time “20 Books Every Seattleite Must Read”. Her essay After the Fire was selected as one of the “Most Notable Essays of 2011” by Best American Essays 2012, she’s a Contributing Editor at The Weeklings, and The Seattle Weekly named her one of “50 Women Who Rock Seattle”. Dremousis is a freelance essayist for The Washington Post.

Her work also appears in The Believer, BlackBook, Esquire, Jezebel, McSweeney’s, Monkeybicycle, MSN, New York Magazine, Paste, PEN Center USA, Poets & Writers, Salon, The Rumpus, The Weeklings, on NPR, KUOW, and additional venues. She has interviewed Sherman Alexie, The Black Keys, Betty Davis (the legendary, reclusive soul singer), Death Cab for Cutie, Estelle, Jenifer Lewis, Janelle Monae, Alanis Morissette, Kelly Rowland, Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Ann Wilson and several dozen others.

Contact her at, and on Twitter @LitsaDremousis.