About Me 

Lilly Dancyger is the Deputy Editor of Narratively, where she oversees the Memoir section and runs Memoir Monday, a monthly reading series in collaboration with The Rumpus, Tin House, Guernica, Granta, Longreads, and Catapult, featuring the best memoir writers of today. 

Lilly is currently working on a memoir about her father, Joe Schactman, who was an artist in the 1980s East Village gallery scene, and who died when Lilly was 12. The memoir explores his life and his heroin addiction through the lens of his artwork, and the imagery that Lilly inherited from him. 

She is also currently editing an anthology of essays from women and non-binary writers on personal and collective anger, due out from Seal Press in Spring, 2019. 

Lilly studied journalism at Columbia, and has continued her writing education in workshops at Catapult, Corporeal Writing, and Tin House. She teaches personal essay and memoir writing, and her own work has appeared in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Playboy, The Rumpus, Longreads, Catapult, and many other publications. 

Get in Touch

Contact me at lillytylluan@gmail.com for press requests about Burn It Down, or inquiries about editorial/consulting services.