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Lisa Lenzo is the author of three award-winning story collections: Unblinking, published by Wayne State University Press and the 2020 Midwest Book Award Winner for Short Story Collection/Anthology as well as a two-time finalist for the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards; Strange Love, a novel-in-stories also published by WSUP and the recipient of a 2015 Michigan Notable Book Award as well as a finalist for three national awards; and Within the Lighted City, chosen for the 1997 John Simmons Short Fiction Award and published by the University of Iowa Press. Other honors include a Hemingway Days Festival Award, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, and seven Finalists and Honorable Mentions in story contests sponsored by The Missouri Review, The Bellevue Review, The Philadelphia Review, and Glimmer Train. Raised in Detroit, Lisa is a graduate of the MFA writing program at Western Michigan University. She has recently finished a novel, Before the Revolution.