Lisa Lenzo

I’m so excited to talk to Lisa Lenzo today about her exquisite short story, “Lorelei,” which is a part of her award-winning short story collection, Unblinking, published by Wayne State University Press in 2019.

Please read “Lorelei” before listening to our discussion. It’s available in PDF format right here:




Lisa Lenzo is the author of three award-winning story collections: Unblinking, published by Wayne State University Press and the 2020 Midwest Book Award Winner for Short Story Collection/Anthology as well as a two-time finalist for the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards; Strange Love, a novel-in-stories also published by WSUP and the recipient of a 2015 Michigan Notable Book Award as well as a finalist for three national awards; and Within the Lighted City, chosen for the 1997 John Simmons Short Fiction Award and published by the University of Iowa Press. Other honors include a Hemingway Days Festival Award, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, and seven Finalists and Honorable Mentions in story contests sponsored by The Missouri Review, The Bellevue Review, The Philadelphia Review, and Glimmer Train. Raised in Detroit, Lisa is a graduate of the MFA writing program at Western Michigan University. She has recently finished a novel, Before the Revolution.

Unblinking is available at WSUP here or Bookshop here or Amazon here.



IN OTHER NEWS. “I Have the Answer” has been out for almost six months. There’s a birthday giveaway on Goodreads. As always, if you’ve read the book and enjoyed it, I’d love a review or some stars on Amazon or Goodreads. See you November 1st when I’ll be talking to Rachel Swearingen about her new collection, “How to Walk on Water and other stories.”


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