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About

Amy Lee Lillard

Amy Lee Lillard is the author of Exile in Guyville, winner of the 2022 BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize; A Grotesque Animal, from University of Iowa Press, and Dig Me Out, hailed by Karan Mahajan as “firecracker debut with a rock n roll wildness at its heart."

Her fiction and nonfiction appears in Vox, LitHub, Barrelhouse, Foglifter, Epiphany, Off Assignment, Autostraddle, and more. She received an Iowa Author Award in 2023, and was named one of Epiphany’s Breakout 8 Writers in 2018.

 

She is the co-creator of Broads and Books Productions, creating podcasts, publications, and presses. Productions include Midwest Weird audio literature magazine, Fuzzy Memories Podcast, Wyrd Woman Podcast, and more coming soon.

Amy has worked as a copywriter and marketer for over twenty years, working in advertising, corporate communications, trade journalism, and medical education.

 

She holds an MFA in fiction writing from the Pan-European program at Cedar Crest College, an MA in literature from Northwestern University, and a BA in English, journalism and psychology from the University of Iowa.

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