Baby's on Fire: Stories by Liz Prato


Baby's on Fire: Stories by Liz Prato


ISBN 978-1-941209-15-8

8.5 x 5.5 paperback, 142 pages

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Praise for Baby's on Fire:

"Prato’s prose is widely appealing and many-layered: her language is breezy and deceptively casual, while her content is visceral." 

—Laryssa Wirstiuk, Atticus Review

“In her terrific debut, Baby’s on Fire, Liz Prato pulls off the ultimate balancing act: the stories are at once beautifully written and tremendously compelling—not to mention filled with characters so full of life that they feel as real as people we know. A knockout collection.” 

Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans

“Liz Prato's characters blaze with humanity, sensuality and hope. Her writing glitters, and her stories push us to the edge: a house burns down, a teenager nearly flies, the mother of a young girl entrusts her to a surfer. Prato rubs her people together till they spark, in a book that throbs with heart—and grips our own.” 

Dylan Landis, author of Rainey Royal

"Liz Prato's stories are filled with the lost, the lonely, and the damned, and she makes all of them sing with a haunting grandeur. Baby's On Fire is a lamentation brimming with wit, candor, and the eternal possibility of mercy." 

Steve Almond, author of God Bless America: Stories

“Reading this book felt like talking to a good friend with good music on in the background. Liz Prato's stories are great fun to read, and funny, and warm as can be, so even when they are painful and sad, they still genuinely welcome a reader.” 

Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake 


About the Author

Liz Prato writes in Portland, Oregon, and edits and teaches everywhere. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Rumpus, Iron Horse Literary Review, Hunger Mountain, and Subtropics. She is the editor of the fiction anthology The Night, and the Rain, and the River. Liz spends an inordinate amount of time just watching her pets with her husband, who is a musician, writer, and bookseller. Visit her at