San Antonio, Texas
Date of Birth:
March 16, 1966
Place of Birth:
Englewood, New Jersey
B.S., M.A., M.Phil.
Edgar Award, 2001; Barry Award, 2001; Macavity Award, 2001
|A Writer's Rituals|
|In our interview with Liss, we asked him to tell us about some of his writing rituals. "I don’t really have any rituals except I write best in the morning," he admits. "I have to shower and get dressed first (none of this writing-in-my-PJs stuff for me), and I often consume massive quantities of coffee."|
|Liss's Reading Recommendations|
We asked Liss to tell us about some of his all-time favorite books, and Nick Hornby's High Fidelity made his list. "Sure, it’s a cliché. All guys of my generation love this book," he admits. "The truth about guyness and all that. But Hornby is a genuinely talented wordsmith with an unfailing gift for humor, character insight and pure linguistic fun."
|A Man in Full|
Liss also named Tom Wolfe's sweeping satire A Man in Full as a must-read, calling it "smart, funny, brilliantly observed, well written, and full of great tension and satisfying moments." Read our interview to learn more about Liss's best-loved books, including:
|Photo by Trish Simonite||