Liza Nash Taylor

Fiction Writer

Keswick, VA 22947

Author's Bio

Liza Nash Taylor is the author of two forthcoming historical novels from Blackstone Publishing. The first, ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS will be published on August 18, 2020. She is the 2016 winner of the Fiction Prize of the San Miguel Writers’ Conference and a 2018 Hawthornden International Fellow. Her novels have been finalists in the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and The Tucson Festival of Books and excerpts have appeared in The Copperfield Review and Deep South Magazine. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Bluestem Magazine, Gargoyle, and other literary magazines. She lives in rural Virginia, in an old farmhouse which is a setting in her novels.

Publications & Prizes

In All Good Faith (Blackstone Publishing, 2021)
Etiquette for Runaways (Blackstone Publishing, 2020)
Prizes won: 

January 2016– Fiction prize of The San Miguel De Allende Writer’s Conference

February 2017- Second place, Seven Hills Literary Contest (Novel Excerpt Division). 

March 2018- Hawthornden Fellowship, Lasswade, Scotland.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Charles Dickens Donna Tartt William Faulkner Truman Capote Zora Neale Hurston
What I'm reading now: 
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, Circe by Madeline Miller

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Born in: 
Norfolk, VA
Raised in: 
Virginia Beach, VA
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Last update: Feb 03, 2020