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Anna Liontas Faculty Member

Annie Liontas' debut novel, Let Me Explain You (Scribner), was featured in The New York Times Book Review as Editor's Choice and was selected by the ABA as an Indies Introduce Debut and Indies Next title. She is the co-editor of the anthology A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors. Annie’s work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, NPR, Gay Magazine, BOMB, Guernica, McSweeney’s, and Ninth Letter, and she is a contributor to the forthcoming Tolstoy Together: Reading War & Peace with Yiyun Li. Her nonfiction was chosen by Roxane Gay as “Best of 2019.” In 2021, she was named a Fellow for Mid-Atlantic Arts and granted a writing residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is a recipient of the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and was awarded an Art is Essential Grant through the City of Philadelphia. Since 2017, Annie has served as a mentor for Pen City’s incarcerated writers, working with the Prison Writing Project at the Connally Maximum Security Penitentiary. She served as Visiting Writer at UCDavis, University of Massachusetts, and Bryn Mawr College before joining George Washington University. She lives in West Philadelphia with her dog and wife, where she facilitates workshops for Blue Stoop and participates in The Claw, an organization for cis and trans women writers. The Gloss, her interview series with women and non-binary writers, is running at BOMB, The Believer, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.
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