Lily James

Young upstart Lily James edited the early, smart, and wild online phenom, Postfeminist Playground; her first novel, High Drama in Fabulous Toledo, is out this year from Fiction Collective 2. A Detroit native, born 1972, James sprang onto the literary landscape in the FC2 anthology Chick-Lit, followed quickly by her first collection of stories, The Great Taste of Straight People (Black Ice Books, 1997). She joins us from her new home in Columbia, South Carolina, to read from High Drama, a novel Cris Mazza calls "hilarious and tragic...reverberat[ing] with questions about the nature and place of fiction and fantasy in human experience in a parody and exaggeration of that ultimate oxymoron: realistic fiction."
October 26, 2001
Read an excerpt of James' novel.