Alexis Clark is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Town & Country, NBC News Digital, Condé Nast Traveler, The Smithsonian Magazine and other publications. Her debut book, Enemies in Love — the true story of a black army nurse who falls in love with a German prisoner of war interned at a camp in a Jim Crow state — was published by The New Press in May 2018. Her book has since been covered by The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBS Newshour Weekend, NPR, WNYC Midday, Bloomberg TV, and Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien. Clark first wrote about black nurses and German POWs in WWII for The New York Times in 2013 and was awarded multiple research grants from the Ford Foundation. Previously, Alexis was a senior editor at Town & Country covering cultural and philanthropic events across the country, including President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
Alexis, a Texas native, is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. She also holds a Master’s degree in Government from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College. When she’s not writing, she enjoys yoga, British crime dramas and anything on JFK.