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Paul Lisicky

Author's Bio

I'm the author of LAWNBOY, FAMOUS BUILDER, THE BURNING HOUSE, and UNBUILT PROJECTS. My work has appeared in CONJUNCTIONS, DENVER QUARTERLY, FENCE, PLOUGHSHARES, TIN HOUSE, UNSTUCK, and elsewhere. A new memoir, THE NARROW DOOR, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2015. I teach in the MFA Program at Rutgers-Camden and at the Juniper Summer Writers' Institute. I'm the editor of STORYQUARTERLY and serve on the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Unbuilt Projects (Four Way Books, 2012), The Burning House (Etruscan Press, 2011), Lawnboy (Graywolf Press, 2006), Famous Builder (Graywolf Press, 2002)
Journals:
Conjunctions, Fence, Ploughshares, Tin House
Prizes:
National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Fellowships, Henfield/Transatlantic Review Award, Two-time Finalist Lambda Literary Award, Finalist Stonewall Book Award, Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award

Paul Lisicky Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Tenth of December by George Saunders, Spectacle by Susan Steinberg, The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte, Vanishing Point by Ander Monson, Duplex by Kathryn Davis
Favorite Books:
Breaking and Entering, Joy Williams; 99 Stories of God, Joy Williams; The Collected Stories, Flannery O'Connor; Jesus' Son, Denis Johnson; Thunderstuck & Other Stories, Elizabeth McCracken; Collected Stories, Lydia Davis; Two Serious Ladies, Jane Bowles; The Body Artist, Don DeLillo; Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
Favorite Authors:
Jane Bowles, Joy Williams, Don DeLillo, Denis Johnson, Mary Gaitskill, Nick Flynn, Bernard Cooper, Allison Bechdel, Elizabeth McCracken, Flannery O'Connor, Kathryn Davis, Salvatore Scibona, Junot Diaz, Karen Russell, Diane Williams, George Saunders

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Listing last updated: May 17, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Cherry Hill, NJ
Raised in:
Cherry Hill, NJ

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