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Liza Birnbaum grew up in New Mexico and lived in the Hudson Valley, Wyoming, western Massachusetts, and several other places before landing in Seattle, where she lives with her partner Andrew and their dog Hans. Her writing has appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Tammy, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and teaches at Hugo House, the Washington Corrections Center for Women through the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound, and the University of Washington's Robinson Center. She's been awarded residencies from Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture and Fishtrap.


She's currently at work on a novel and a small book of criticism about Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends.

You can get in touch with her via email

Recent press here and here.

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