The kick-ass debut by Berlin Prize Finalist and Breakout 8 writer Amy Lee Lillard, coming from Atelier26 Books in October 2021.
trade paperback, 260 pages, $16
Release date: October 12, 2021
"Maybe not since I first read Jayne Anne Phillips’ Black Tickets or the work of Ali Smith have I been so electrified as a reader. The stories in Dig Me Out take on huge and important themes like institutionalized misogyny and homophobia, societal and climatological violence, and the specter of our technologized future. But these stories also astonish on every other level, from the rhythms of each sentence to the breathtaking plots and the deep humanity of the authorial vision. This is the kind of fiction Atelier26 exists to celebrate and share."
-M. Allen Cunningham, Atelier26 Books founder & publisher
SPANNING GENRES, CONTINENTS, AND ERAS, Lillard’s multilayered collection is all at once outrageously imaginative, provocative, and deeply absorbing. Ranging from the speculative to the historical, from magical realism to forensic realism, Dig Me Out carries the reader somewhere new — and newly thrilling — with every story, and constitutes a dazzling and rightfully dangerous work of literary art.
For the launch of Dig Me Out, Atelier26 is planning intensive regional promotion in the Northeast, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest, including author events.
For more information, contact atelier26books [at] gmail [dot] com.
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Amy Lee Lillard has been shortlisted for the Berlin Writing Prize and named one of Epiphany’s Breakout 8 Writers. Her writing appears in Foglifter, Off Assignment, Adroit, Gertrude, and other publications. Lillard is one of the broads behind Broads and Books, a funny and feminist book podcast. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from the Pan-European program at Cedar Crest College, an MA in literature from Northwestern University, and a BA in English, journalism and psychology from the University of Iowa.
Amy Lee Lillard Gave a Reading from Dig Me Out during the Epiphany Magazine Year-End Celebration, Hosted by New York's McNally Jackson Books. Watch the video of Amy's reading below: