Members of the League
Andrew Lloyd-Jones - Producer/Host
Andrew Lloyd-Jones 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 .Cent Magazine, Northern Colorado Writers' Pooled Ink Anthology, Serving House Journal, and in the Canongate collection Original Sins, amongst others. He is a co-founder of the original Liars’ League in London, and now lives and writes in New York. You can find out more about him at www.andrewlloydjones.com.
Nancy Hightower - Producer/Host
Nancy Hightower received a PhD in English/Creative Writing and has published short fiction and poetry in journals such as The New York Quarterly, storySouth, Gargoyle, Prick of the Spindle, Sundog Lit, Literary Orphans, and Word Riot. Her novel, Elementarí Rising (Pink Narcissus Press, 2013) received a starred review in Library Journal and Kinds of Leaving, her short story collection currently under submission, was shortlisted for the Flann O’Brien Award for Innovative Fiction in 2014. Her first collection of poetry, The Acolyte, was published by Port Yonder Press in 2015 and has been nominated for a 2016 Elgin Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Currently, she reviews science fiction and fantasy for The Washington Post and teaches at Hunter College.
Elizabeth Murray - Artistic Director
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.
Jeff Wills - Editorial Director
Jeff Wills grew up in the suburbs of D.C., but has called NYC home his entire adult life. Though he enjoys making people cry as much as the next guy, Jeff’s specialty is physical comedy, and he is the founding member of commedia dell’arte and circus-theatre troupes. He has been acting professionally for over a dozen years, married for five, and a father for eighteen months. He can occasionally can be found hanging upside-down from the ceiling, walking on stilts, and blowing up insurrectionist androids. For more on Jeff, please visit jeffwills.net.
Katy Darby - Producer, Liars’ League London
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.
Ysabelle Cheung - Producer, Liars' League Hong Kong
Ysabelle is a writer and restless nomad. Her non-fiction has appeared in Time Out, Artforum, Asia Literary Review and South China Morning Post; she is also translation liaison for The Offing magazine and co-curator for graphite zine Tiny Pencil. She was celebrated for her contribution to the Hong Kong arts by The List magazine as a Woman of Hope.