Liz Prato

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Portland, OR
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Author's Bio

Liz Prato is the author of the books Kids in America: A Gen X Reckoning (SFWP, June 2022); Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege: Essays on Hawai‘i (Overcup Press, April 2019, a New York Times Top Summer Read and Finalist for the Oregon Book Award in 2019; and Baby’s on Fire: Stories (Press 53, 2015). She is also the editor of The Night, and the Rain, and the River: 22 Stories (Forest Avenue Press, 2014).
 

Liz's work has appeared in over three dozen publications, including McSweeney's, The Rumpus, Carolina Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Salon, Subtropics, and ZYZZYVA. Her work has been chosen as Notable Selections in both Best American Essays and Best American Sports Writing. She is Editor at Large for Forest Avenue Press, and teaches at literary festivals across the country. And she dreams of palm trees every day. www.lizprato.com

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Books:
Kids in America: A Gen X Reckoning (Santa Fe Writers Project, 2022)
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Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege: Essays on Hawai‘i (Overcup Press, 2019)
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Minnetonka Review
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Potomac Review
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Salon
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Sport Literate
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Stirring Literary Journal
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Subtropics
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Fiction

Anthology:
The Night, and the Rain, and the River (Forest Avenue Press, 2014)
Book:
Baby's on Fire (Press 53, 2015)
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Iron Horse Literary Review
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Juked
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NANO Fiction
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Storyglossia
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Prizes won: 

*Minnetonka Review, 2010 Editors Prize *Pushcart Nominee,2008,2009,2010, 2011 *Gertrude 2008 Fiction Chapbook Contest Finalist *Juked 2007 Fiction Prize, Runner Up *Oregon Writers Colony Fiction Competition, 2005: Runner Up *Berkeley Fiction Review, First Place, 2005 Sudden Fiction Competition *Pacific Northwest Writers Association Novel Contest, 2004: Finalist

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Denver
Raised in: 
Denver, CO
Colorado
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Last update: Jan 27, 2023