Lisa Ko is the author of the forthcoming Memory Piece and of The Leavers, which was a 2017 National Book Award for Fiction finalist, won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, and was a finalist for the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award. The Leavers was a national bestseller and was named a best book of the year by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, the Los Angeles Times, and others. Ko’s writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The New York Times, The Believer, and elsewhere.

Photo by Juliana Sohn

Publicity for Memory Piece: Glory Anne Plata,

Publicity for The Leavers: Michael McKenzie,

Speaking agent: The Lyceum Agency,

Literary agent: Ayesha Pande,