She was active in the Detroit techno scene in the late '90s, which led to her work as a music writer and later as an automotive journalist. Tamara is a member of the Author’s Guild and a juror for the World Car of the Year. Her essays have appeared in Definition: The Art & Design of Hip Hop (Harper Collins) and the forthcoming Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption (Bloomsbury.) The Motor City native lives in New York.
Tamara Warren has written for over 100 publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Details, Delta Sky, BBC, Forbes, Jay z’s Life+Times, Automobile, AutoWeek, Vibe and the Detroit Free Press. She is a graduate of The New School’s MFA Creative Writing program, and served as a teaching assistant in the Riggio Honors Program, and James Madison College at Michigan State University, where she first worked as a reporter at The State News.