Herb Harris grew up in Washington, D.C., where he attended Georgetown University. He subsequently obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and did his residency training in psychiatry at Yale. He currently lives in Arlington, VA.
His essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Hippocampus, Solstice Literary Magazine, The Tahoma Review, and Under the Gum Tree. His essay, “A Tourist at Home” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His essay, “Portrait of the Artist as a Black Man” was the winner of Solstice’s 2021 Michael Steinberg Award for nonfiction.