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Lisa Borders

THE FIFTY-FIRST STATE
Author
Somerville, MA
Lisa Borders’ second novel, The Fifty-First State, was published by Engine Books in 2013. 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, essays and humor have appeared in The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, Post Road, Washington Square, Black Warrior Review and other journals. 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. The founder of GrubStreet’s Novel Generator program and co-founder of the Novel Incubator program, Lisa now does private manuscript consulting and coaching. More information on Lisa, her work and her consulting services is available at lisaborders.com.