"it's very wicked to lie," said Pippi even more sadly. "But I forget it now and then"
Lillian's work is informed by her professional life as a criminal defense lawyer in Oakland and her volunteer work as a literacy tutor at San Quentin. Her short fiction can be found in The Southern Humanities Review, a story based on Queen of Mercy, her most recent novel, was a finalist for the Dana Award for Short Fiction and her first novel, The Secret War, was a finalist for the James Jones First Novel Award. She has been awarded residencies at Kimmell, Harding, Nelson, Ragdale, Brush Creek and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Lillian has a B.A. in English from Yale, an M.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley and a law degree from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.