Liza Monroy is the author of the debut novel, Mexican High, published by Spiegel & Grau, and the forthcoming The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took to Keep my Best Friend in America…And What it Taught Us About Love. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, the L.A. Times, Newsweek, Women’s Health, Everyday With Rachael Ray, The Village Voice, Jane, Poets & Writers, Self, Bust and other publications. Her writing has also appeared in anthologies: Wedding Cake For Breakfast, One Big Happy Family, edited by Rebecca Walker, The New York Times’ Best of Modern Love, Sari Botton’s Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, Drinking Diaries, the travelogues Mexico, A Love Story and Greece, A Love Story, and others. She has been a two-time guest on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show to discuss her novel and memoir, and a writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando, where she spent three months writing in the house where Kerouac lived when On the Road was published. She has also held the inaugural John E. Nance Nonfiction Residency at the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio and a residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City. She lives and writes in Santa Cruz, California, and Brooklyn, New York, where she is currently at work on her next novel. Liza has taught academic and creative writing at Columbia University, where she earned her MFA in Nonfiction, as well as online through UCLA Extension and Mediabistro.
Aside from the literary life, Liza enjoys playing capoeira, volunteering with her pug, a Delta Society-certified therapy dog, and traveling.
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