Iris Martin Cohen grew up in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and studied Creative Nonfiction at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her work has appeared in The New York Sun, The Austin Chronicle, Bookforum, 64 Parishes, Lit Hub, Crime Reads and others. She is the author of The Little Clan (2018). Her new novel, Last Call on Decatur Street is forthcoming from Park Row, August 2020. She lives in Brooklyn.