Lee Montgomery 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.
A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, Montgomery has been the fiction editor for the Iowa Review, the editor of the Santa Monica Review and the editor of numerous 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). For the last ten years, Montgomery has been at Tin House as the associate publisher and editorial director of Tin House Books, executive editor of Tin House magazine, and founding director of the Tin House Writers Workshop.Montgomery's work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times magazine, Glimmer Train, Black Clock, Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, Story Magazine, Alaska Quarterly, the Santa Monica Review and the Antioch Review, among many others.
She lives with her husband, daughter, and two bizarre schnauzers in Portland, Oregon.