Nomi Morris is a lecturer in the Writing Program at UC Santa Barbara and director of the journalism track in the university’s professional writing minor. She covered the opening of the Berlin Wall for The Toronto Star newspaper then worked as a correspondent for five years in Berlin, including for the San Francisco Chronicle, CBC Radio and TIME.
Morris went on to become Senior Writer for international at Maclean’s, Canada’s national news magazine, and then moved to Jerusalem to become Middle East bureau chief for Knight Ridder Newspapers (now McClatchy).
Since moving to Ojai, California, Morris has written for Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books and other magazines and literary journals. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing and previously taught at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism in Los Angeles, and Brooks Institute in Ventura.