Lisa Teasley is a graduate of UCLA and a native of Los Angeles. Her critically acclaimed debut, GLOW IN THE DARK, is winner of the Gold Pen Award and Pacificus Literary Foundation awards for fiction. She has also won the May Merrill Miller and the National Society of Arts & Letters Short Story awards. Teasley has a new story collection, FLUID, which was released on Cune Press, September 26, 2023.
Her novels HEAT SIGNATURE and DIVE published by Bloomsbury have been praised in publications such as the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the Library Journal, and San Francisco Chronicle. Teasley’s work has been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Arabic; her stories and essays have been much anthologized including in the W.W. Norton Anthology Flash Fiction America, 2023 and Europa Editions The Passenger: California, 2022.
Lisa Teasley is the writer and presenter of the BBC Television documentary, High School Prom and the librettist for the coming Long Beach Opera 2025 premiere, The Passion of Nell.
A visual artist, as well, Lisa Teasley’s last solo retrospective exhibition, Paintrospective, was at the Marie Baldwin Gallery Spring 2019. Her last group show was LA Forum for Architecture and Design’s Every.Thing.Changes, Summer 2020. Lisa is a member of the former art collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN, who debuted the opera “Good Stock on the Dimension Floor” at the Whitney Biennial 2014, and which was the opening night screening event for the 2021 London Short Film Festival.
Contact: teasleylisa at gmail.com