Lisa Locascio

Author's Bio

Lisa Locascio was born in Chicago and raised in River Forest, Illinois. Her debut novel, Open Me, will be published by Grove Atlantic in August 2018. She is the editor of the anthology Golden State 2017: The Best New Writing from California​ (Outpost19), co-publisher of the regional fiction magazine Joyland, and editor of the ekphrastic collaboration magazine 7x7. Lisa is the first Anglophone writer to be granted an interview with Roberto Bolaño's widow Carolina López. Her writing about Bolaño has appeared in The Believer, Salon, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and has received mention in The New Yorker and The Los Angeles Times. Visit her website at Her Twitter is @senzaflash.

Publications and Prizes

Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California
(Outpost19, 2017)
, Open Me
(Grove Press, 2018)
California Prose Anthology
(Outpost19, 2013)
American Short Fiction, Entropy, Faultline, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Grist: The Journal for Writers, Joyland, Juked, n+1, Product Magazine, Red Sky, Salon, Stirring: A Literary Collection, The New Guard, Two Serious Ladies, Wigleaf

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River Forest, IL
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Last updated: Jan 17, 2018