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About Elizabeth Poliner

Elizabeth Poliner’s books include the novel, As Close to Us as Breathing (Little, Brown), winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize in Fiction and an Amazon Best Book, and Mutual Life & Casualty, linked stories. She’s published fiction in Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, Story, Michigan Quarterly Review, and many other journals.


Teaching Style: Liz explores fiction from a craft and skills development perspective. As an instructor she is experienced (including teaching fiction for 15 years in the M.F.A. program at Hollins University), relaxed, passionate about craft, and welcoming of participation.

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