Ms. Annie Liontas

Pennsylvania, United States

Member Since: 01/11/2016




Annie Liontas' debut novel, Let Me Explain You (Scribner), was featured in The New York Times Book Review as Editor's Choice and was selected by the ABA as a 2015 Indies Introduce Debut and Indies Next title.  She is the co-editor of the anthology A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors, and the recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.  Her story "Two Planes in Love" was runner-up in BOMB Magazine's 2013 Fiction Prize Contest.  Since 2003, Annie has been dedicated to urban education, working with teachers and youth in Newark and Philadelphia.  She co-hosts the TireFire Reading Series in Philadelphia and lives across the street from the best pizza jawn with her wife and cat.  Follow her @aliontas.



Twitter Username: @aliontas


  • Let Me Explain You , Scribner (July 14, 2015)
  • A Manner of Being , University of Massachusetts Press (December 2015)


  • Indies Introduce Debut Authors(2015)
  • Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation Award(2014)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Syracuse University (August 2013)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry