Keely Shinners is a writer from Fox Lake, Illinois. Currently they live and work in Cape Town. Their essays have appeared in the journals James Baldwin Review & Safundi as well as the publications ArtThrob, Africanah, ASAI, Mask & Full Stop. They are the editor of ArtThrob, founder & editor of [in review] & co-founder of Best Friend Club. Their debut novel, How To Build a Home for the End of the World, came out in 2022.