Lisa Borders

Lisa BordersLisa Borders’ second novel, The Fifty-First State, was published by Engine Books in October, 2013, and was selected as a Holiday Reading List pick by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Her first novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land, was chosen by Pat Conroy as the winner of River City Publishing’s Fred Bonnie Award, and received fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards.

Lisa’s short stories have appeared in Kalliope, Washington Square, Black Warrior Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Newport Review, and other journals. Her essay “Enchanted Night” was published in Don’t You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes.

She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Somerville Arts Council and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and fellowships at the Millay Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hedgebrook, and the Blue Mountain Center. Lisa teaches at Grub Street.

Lisa’s books are available at AmazonBarnes & NoblePowells, and Engine Books as well as your local bookstore.

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