So here's a thing: if we admit we're Liars, does that mean we're lying?
Andrew was born in London, England and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. He won the Fish Prize with his story “Feathers and Cigarettes”, and his writing has featured in the Tales of the Decongested anthologies, in the Canongate collection Original Sins and in the Pulp.net anthology Down the Angel. He is a founder of the original Liars’ League, one of London’s most successful literary evenings, showcasing emerging short story writers from around the world. Andrew now lives and writes in New York.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the Tisch School of Arts at NYU. She has performed with various theater companies in New York and New England, and toured with the National Theater of the Deaf. In 2006 Elizabeth created the webseries Cafe Conversations which won fliggeebox.com's pitch contest. Since then she has written and produced a series short films with Tall Women Productions and EJOH Productions, including TIMING which became a top ten finalist film in The Doorpost Film Project and won Best Comedic Short Film at the Strasbourg International Film Festival. Her one woman show Woman in the Dark, chronicling her experience of being trapped in an elevator during The Blackout of 2003, has been produced as part of The One Woman Standing Festival, The United Solo Festival at Theatre Row and Planet Connections Fest.
Jonathan is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the MFA program in fiction from NYU. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fifth Wednesday Journal, American Book Review, Chelsea, Harvard Review, Meridian, Passages North, and The Georgia Review, among other places, and in the anthology Naming the World: and Other Exercises for the Creative Writer (Random House). He currently teaches writing and literature at Eugene Lang College of The New School and at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He invites you to visit www.Jonathanliebson.com to see his writing or to view his photographs from New York to New Mexico.
Jessica's first novel, The Rest of Us, about love, contemporary art, and New York, will be published by Simon & Schuster in the summer of 2013. Her novella, Osin, won Low Fidelity Press’ Novella Award and was published in 2007. She writes a column about art and inspiration for the PBS-affiliate Art21 and received frieze magazine's 2009 Art Writer's Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University and an MA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. www.jessicalott.com
Katy Darby co-founded Liars' League (London) in 2007, and before that studied English at Oxford University and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, where she received the David Higham Award. Her work has won several prizes, been read on BBC Radio, and appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Stand, Mslexia, The London Magazine and the Fish & Arvon anthologies. She teaches Short Story Writing and Novel Writing at City University, London, and her first novel, The Whores' Asylum, was published by Penguin in February 2012. Her personal website is www.katydarby.com.
Lila is the co-founder of Paragraph, a workspace for writers in Manhattan. She received her MFA from the New School. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Greetings, Anderbo.com, Salt Hill Journal and Prick of the Spindle. She was listed in the top stories category for Open City’s RRofihe Trophy for her story Don’t Drag Me Into This. She received a fellowship from the Ucross Foundation and a Vermont Studio Grant. She lives in Brooklyn.