Annie Liontas

Annie Liontas is the genderqueer author of the memoir Sex with a Brain Injury: On Concussion and Recovery, which was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and selected as SELF Magazine’s Book of the Month.  Their debut novel, Let Me Explain You, was selected as New York Times Editors Choice.  They co-edited the anthology A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors, and their work has appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewGay Magazine, NPR, Electric LiteratureBOMBLithubThe BelieverGuernicaMcSweeney’sThe Rumpus, and elsewhere. A graduate of Syracuse University’s MFA program, they are a professor of writing at George Washington University. Annie has served as a mentor for Pen City’s incarcerated writers and helped secure a Mellon Foundation grant on Disability Justice to bring storytelling to communities in the criminal justice system. They co-host the literary podcast LitFriends and live in Philadelphia.