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Annie Liontas' debut novel, Let Me Explain You (Scribner), was featured in the New York Times Book Review as Editor's Choice and has been selected by the ABA as a 2015 Indies Introduce Debut and Indies Next title.
She is the co-editor of the anthology A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors and the recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her story “Two Planes in Love” was selected as runner-up in BOMB Magazine’s 2013 Fiction Prize Contest.
Since 2003, Annie has been dedicated to urban education, working with teachers and youth in Newark and Philadelphia. She co-hosts the TireFire Reading Series in Philadelphia.