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New Edition of “Higher Education” Now Available for Preorder

The new edition of Lisa Pliscou’s first novel, Higher Education, is now available for preorder. Originally published as part of the “Brat Pack” literary phenomenon of the 80s, it’s been praised by David Foster Wallace, Booklist, Mary Robison, Tara Altebrando, Publishers Weekly, and more.

Click here to preorder.

More about Higher Education here.

Read the new afterword by Jeff Gomez here.



Lisa Pliscou Joins Tara Altebrando’s Literary Diorama Event

Lisa Pliscou joins Tara Altebrando as she celebrates the release of her new book, My Life in Dioramas, with a literary diorama event featuring fellow authors Anne Ursu, Megan Frazer Blakemore, Leslie Margolis, Rita Williams-Garcia, and more.

Lisa’s diorama is based on her new book, Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, and was inspired by Beth Kephart’s description of her childhood self as a “child writer-dreamer.”


Read Lisa’s Q&A with Tara, and see her diorama, here.

More about Tara Altebrando here.

“I was a child writer-dreamer who never strayed far from that path”: more about Beth Kephart here.



Praise from Tara Altebrando for “Higher Education”

Praise from Tara Altebrando for the new edition of Higher Education (Viking 1987, Open Road Media 2016): “A brilliant time capsule from the 80s, Higher Education takes readers on a breakneck tour through ten days in the vertiginous life of a Harvard senior, Miranda Walker, and the result is hilarious, whipsmart, and maybe just a little bit sad. It’s a perfect depiction of the end of college, when life feels like a sinking ship. Luckily for us, Miranda isn’t going down quietly.”