(born July 9, 1959) is an American novelist
. He grew up in Cherry Hill
, New Jersey
.Korman, Nina. , Miami New Times
, November 11, 1999. Accessed November 29, 2008. "Lisicky's book, a six-year project, is an evocative, sensitively rendered portrait of a young gay man coming of age in our parts. The author grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, lives most of the year in Houston, Texas, where he teaches, and spends the summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts."
He earned both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English from Rutgers University
, then received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
. While a student at Iowa, he won a National Endowment for the Arts
Fellowship. He also received awards from the James Michener/Copernicus Society, the Henfield Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was twice a winter Fellow. He is the author of the novel "Lawnboy," the memoir "Famous Builder" and two forthcoming books: "The Burning House" (a novel, 2011) and "Unbuilt Projects" (short prose pieces, 2012).
He has taught creative writing at Cornell University
, The University of Houston
, Antioch University
, Sarah Lawrence College
and New York University
, in addition to summer writing programs including the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the... Read More