Meet Our Writers

Paul Blaney is a forty-something fiction writer. Born in London, he moved via Portugal, India, Hong Kong and Eugene, Oregon to Allentown Pennsylvania. Paul teaches writing at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has had previous stories performed at Liars League London and LL New York. His Hong-Kong-based novella, Handover, published in December by Signal 8 Press, is available for download from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Graham Buchan has published two books and a pamphlet of poetry with The Tall Lighthouse; individual poems in two national newspapers and many magazines; short stories in The London Magazine, Litro, Zembla and Butterfly; regular film and art reviews for East End Life and The Detour; and travel writing.

A native of Massachusetts, Jody Callahan has recently moved from a houseboat in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Her short plays have been performed in Europe and throughout the U.S. In 2011 she was named a finalist in Glimmer Train Press’s Short-Story Award for New Writers.

Sam Carter is a reviewer and long-term student who has lived all round the world (currently in London, UK). Sam has had stories performed at Liars' League London, and other work has appeared or is forthcoming in anthologies from Leicester University and Arachne Press.


BHD loves writing for Liars' League and has had stories performed by liars in London, Leeds & New York City. His novella, A Penny Spitfire, and short stories, Talking To Owls are available from Pewter Rose Press. He blogs at Bhdandme and reads his own work on Vimeo.



Steve Dodd started goalhanging around the lit scene a couple of years ago. Sometimes one of his lachrymose tales meets with approval, most of the time not. He has lived in Chicago but now resides in Portsmouth with his American wife and half-breed children. Being read by strangers is his dearest wish. http://stevenmdodd.wordpress.com/



Helen Dring lives in Liverpool. She writes for both children and adults and loves retold fairy tales, young adult fiction and making lists. She recently completed a MA in Novel Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University.



Cassie Gonzales won Granta's One Sentence Story Competition (2012), the Kenyon Review's 2012 Short Fiction Contest, and April 2012 London StorySlam. She has published one play, REX (Heuer, 2005) and is writing a novel. Originally from Arizona, Cassie lives in London with her husband. You can read her work at cassiegonzales.com.

Atar Hadari was born in Israel, raised in England. “The Donkey” is drawn from his unpublished novel, When We Were Saved. His Songs from Bialik (Syracuse University Press) was a finalist for the American Literary Translators’ Association Award and his collection Rembrandt’s Bible is forthcoming from Indigo Dreams in 2013.

E. P. Henderson works to live and lives to write. One day she's hoping to spend more time writing than working. She is a Londoner by adoption rather than by birth and is working on a novel.

Mark Heywood works as a risk and crisis management specialist and harbours a not very secret dream to write full time. Writing as inkjockey he is a keen student of crime fiction exploring the genre and its current and historical development.  In addition he is the co-author of a Spanish historical crime series published by Ediciones B under the pseudonym Mark Dewar. The story Tell me about the girl was written in the Lobster Bar of the Island Shangri-La hotel.


A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, David William Hill currently lives in Hong Kong, where he teaches undergraduate creative writing at City University of Hong Kong. His work has appeared in several journals, including Hobart, Cimarron Review, and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, among others, and he received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open contest in 2012. Other stories have been performed previously in Berkeley and San Francisco, as well as appearing in the inaugural exhibition of Invisible City Audio Tours in Oakland, CA. He was an assistant editor of Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives (McSweeney’s, 2008), from the Voice of Witness series, and has made editorial contributions for a forthcoming book in the series. He is currently at work on a collection of interrelated short stories.


Liam Hogan was abandoned in a library at the tender age of 3, emerging blinking into the sunlight many years later, with a head full of words and an aversion to loud noises. His work has been performed by others at Liars' League (London and Leeds), and "Are You Sitting Comfortably?", and by himself at StoryTails, RRRantanory's Little Stories, and Science Showoff. You can read his work in the anthologies "London Lies" (Arachne Press) and "FEAR: Vol II" (Crooked Cat), as well as in Litro, Stimulus-Respond, and Synaesthesia Magazine. He dreams in Dewey Decimals. http://happyendingnotguaranteed.blogspot.co.uk/ Twitter: @LiamJHogan


Huang Haisu, also known as Christina Huang, is the author of the short story Blue Lovers. An English major graduate from Harbin University of Science & Technology, Christina is currently an MFA candidate within the Creative Writing Program at City University of Hong Kong. Born in far NE China near the Russian border, she now lives in Dalian with a friend and her dog Heidou ("Black Bean").



Maria Hummer is from Toledo, Ohio, and lives in London. She's an award winning writer of short stories, screenplays, and the occasional poem. She is currently working on the film adaptation of her magical realist short story "He took off his skin for me." More info can be found at mariahummer.com


 


C. T. Kingston is a London-based writer of flash fiction and short stories. Her dramatic monologues have been performed in London and Leeds, and her story ‘The Icicle’ will appear in the forthcoming anthology Weird Lies in Autumn 2013.

Hanne Larsson
(born in Sweden, raised in Asia, living in England) tries to see the magic in the things we take for granted; where some see a bridge, she sees the trolls that pay rent under it. Occasionally she stops living in her own little world to write down the things she visits. This is her second published piece and only increases her need to have random people read her work. Twitter: @HanneLarsson

Chance McLaren is a long-time resident of Hong Kong and originally from the United States. "Charades" was the first short story he had written in seven years and only the second since, well, maybe high school. He thinks he likes the medium and, with encouragement from Liars' League, might start writing some more. In keeping with the spirit of the League, 'Chance McLaren' is not his real name, so he has no photo to divulge.

Richard Meredith is readjusting slowly to life in the UK, having recently returned from a stint in New York, He studied English at York University and has spent the last ten years working in television. His story The Museum of the Future will appear in the Arachne Press/Liars' League anthology Weird Lies in late 2013.



Evan Pheiffer is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri though currently based in Hong Kong after extended bouts in New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires. When not teaching History and French, he pretends to write. You can find his rantings at http://fareastoftheadirondacks.blogspot.hk/




Julienne Raboca is a 20-something year old outspoken and adventurous Manila native working and living in Hong Kong for four years now. She acts as an English Editor for a local inbound tourism magazine and dabbles in blogging at www.hkfiles.wordpress.com. Literature and hobbyist fiction-writing made up her life from the age of nine, but she has never taken it up seriously and is overwhelmed by this first venture into formalising her imaginative prose.


Michael Spring: In the words of TS Eliot, an old man in a dry month, still trying to write things worth reading.





Robin Sweet is a fiction writer and journalist, writing about sex and relationships for publications like Cosmopolitan, Scarlet and Men's Health. Her years on the London fetish/poly/queer scenes inform all her writing, and her favourite things include Japanese rope bondage, embroidery, girls in spectacles, boys in skirts, Jane Austen and kittens. She is Queer Editor at cliterati.co.uk, the pioneering erotic education website, and her stories are available on the Ether Books app (etherbooks.com). She just wants to be loved but, failing that, you could at least ‘like’ her on facebook: facebook.com/robinsweetsexpert.



Zarina Zabrisky is the author of IRON, a short story collection, and a novel We, Monsters forthcoming in 2013. Her work appeared in literary magazines and anthologies the US, UK, Ireland, Canada and Nepal. She has received three Pushcart Prize nominations, editor nomination for the 2012 Million Writers Award, and honorable mention for the New Millennium Writings. She is a recipient of 2013 Acker Award and a finalist in The Normal School's Prize in Fiction, 2012. Read some of her published work at www.zarinazabrisky.com.

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