Paul Lisicky

130 Arch Street, #306
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 
631-488-7126
Website: 

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: 
Famous Builder
(Graywolf Press, 2002)
, Lawnboy
(Graywolf Press, 2006)
, The Burning House
(Etruscan Press, 2011)
, Unbuilt Projects
(Four Way Books, 2012)
Journals: 
Conjunctions, Fence, Ploughshares, Tin House
Prizes Won: 
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

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

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
Raised in: 
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Last updated: May 17, 2014