Alexis Clark

Previously an editor at Town & Country magazine, Alexis Clark is a freelance journalist who has written for the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, NBC News Digital, Condé Nast Traveler, Yahoo, The Root, and other publications. An alumna of Spelman College, Clark holds master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and Columbia Journalism School, where she’s currently an adjunct professor. The author of Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance, she lives in New York City.

News and Reviews

NPR’s All Things Considered

Janet Webster Jones, owner of Source Booksellers in Detroit, recommends Enemies in Love with NPR's Audie Cornish

The New Yorker

Briefly Noted review

Enemies in Love expands beyond the beleaguered couple to examine some of the lesser–known aspects of the war, from the discrimination faced by African Americans in the military to the interaction between German prisoners of war and the communities that reluctantly housed them.

America in WWII magazine

[Clark] poignantly lays out the history of racial discrimination in WWII America, describes prejudices and injustices in the wartime US Army, and tells an intriguing love story of two unlikely people.


Books by Alexis Clark

Enemies in Love
A German POW, a Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance

Alexis Clark