About the Author
Lisa Borders is the award-winning author of The Fifty-First State (Engine Books, 2013) and Cloud Cuckoo Land (River City Publishing, 2002) chosen by Pat Conroy as the winner of River City Publishing’s Fred Bonnie Award. Cloud Cuckoo Land also received fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards, and was a finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year and the Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards. A creative writing teacher at Grub Street in Boston, Lisa has held fellowships at the Millay Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hedgebrook and the Blue Mountain Center. Her short stories have appeared in Kalliope, Washington Square, Black Warrior Review, Painted Bride Quarterly and Newport Review.