Hedgehog Years (2nd Place, 2018 James Stevenson Prize)
Lily Akerman is from New York. Her work has appeared in the Dublin Fringe Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival, YES Noise Festival, and in readings with the Bechdel Project and the New Theatre. She has written several librettos, including Interface (Royal Irish Academy of Music), Off Court (Princeton One Act Opera Project), Front of House (nominated Best Opera by the Irish Times), and Backstage, part of a site-specific opera trilogy in the Cork Opera House. She’s a Fulbright scholar and a New Georges affiliated artist, currently a member of Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writer's Group. MFA in Playwriting, Hunter College.