Adjunct Fellow at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters
Lee Montgomery teaches nonfiction in the Atheneum. She is the author of The Things Between Us, A Memoir (Free Press, August 2006), Whose World Is This? Stories (University of Iowa Press, September 2007), and Searching for Emily: Illustrated (Nothing Moments Press, October 2007). The Things Between Us received the 2007 Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction and Whose World Is This? received the 2007 John Simmons Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award in Fiction in 2008.
Montgomery's fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Black Clock, Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, Story Magazine, Black River Review, the Santa Monica Review and the Antioch Review. Nonfiction has been published in the New York Times, Alaska Quarterly, the American Book Review, Boston Magazine, Travel Holiday, 'Scape, The Hollywood Reporter, Tin House, Paris Passion, Boston Phoenix, the Oregonian, Willamette Week, New England Monthly, the Antioch Review and the anthology The Honeymoon is Over (January 2007, Warner Books).
Montgomery is also an editor. For the last ten years she has been at Tin House as the associate publisher and editor of Tin House Books and an executive editor of the magazine. Also, while at Tin House, she founded the Tin House Writers Workshop in 2003 and directed it for three years. Previous to this, she was the fiction editor at the Iowa Review, the editor of the Santa Monica Review, and various anthologies including Transgressions: The Iowa Anthology of Innovative Fiction (University of Iowa Press), Absolute Disaster: Fiction from Los Angeles (Dove Books), Woof! Writers on Dogs (Viking Penguin, September 2008).
She lives with her husband, daughter, and two bizarre schnauzers in Portland, Oregon.