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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, Cornish College of the Arts, and the University of Washington's Robinson Center. She's been awarded residencies by Rockland Woods, Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture, and Fishtrap.


She's currently at work on a novel and a book-length essay about Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends.

You can get in touch with her via email

Some press here and here.

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