Lisa Ko is the author of the novels Memory Piece and The Leavers, which was a national bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and the PEN/Hemingway Award, and winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Ko’s writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories, McSweeney’s, and The Believer. She lives in New York City.

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,