Winter With the Writers

Lisa Ko

Lisa Ko's book The Leavers is a finalist for the 2017 National Book Awards.


Elliot Ackerman & Lisa Ko: Joint Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing

Speaker Video

Event Details

Master Class: February 22, 2 p.m., SunTrust Auditorium.

Joint Reading with Elliot Ackerman:, February 22, 7:30 p.m., Bush Auditorium

Speaker Bio

Current as of
Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, a novel which won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, The New York Times, Apogee Journal, Narrative, O. Magazine, Copper Nickel, Storychord, One Teen Story, Brooklyn Review, and elsewhere. Lisa has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Writers OMI at Ledig House, the Jerome Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, the Van Lier Foundation, Hawthornden Castle, the I-Park Foundation, the Anderson Center, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Born in Queens and raised in New Jersey, she lives in Brooklyn.