Liz Prato is an writer and editor whose work has appeared in dozens of literary journals including Salon and Baltimore Review, and is the author of Baby’s on Fire: Stories. In her latest quick-witted collection of essays, Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege, Prato explores what is means to be a tourist in a land that has been largely formed and destroyed by white outsiders through case-studies on Hawaiian history, pop culture, and contemporary affairs, forming an intimate love letter to the land and people of Hawai’i. Alongside her passion for writing and teaching, Prato is the Editor-at-Large for Forest Avenue Press, and lives with her husband just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Press for Liz Prato, including reviews of Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and PrivilegeBaby’s on Fire, interviews, and discussions below:



The New York Times Book Review

The Summerset Review

Atticus Review

New Pages

Washington Independent Review of Books

Rose City Reader

Lit Reactor



The Drunken Odyssey (podcast)

Liz Prato - An Interview by Lidia Yuknavitch 

The Rumpus

Christi Craig

Hayden’s Ferry Review


Oregon Artswatch


Christina Spencer



Late Night Library

Between the Covers




Falling Together (original essay on

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