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Lisa Lenzo's latest story collection is Unblinking, published by Wayne State University Press in May of 2019. Her first story collection, Within the Lighted City, (University of Iowa Press) was chosen by Ann Beattie for the 1997 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Her novel-in-stories, Strange Love (Wayne State University Press) was a 2015 Michigan Notable Book Award winner. Lenzo's other honors include a Hemingway Days Festival Award, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, and First Place for Fiction in the 2017 Literature & Medicine Writing Contest. Her stories and essays have appeared in Arts & Letters, Michigan Quarterly Review, Sacred Ground: Stories About Home, Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes, and on NPR. Lenzo grew up in Detroit and is a graduate of the MFA writing program at Western Michigan University. She lives with her husband near Saugatuck, MI.