Who We Are

The Liar is an independent annual literary zine that is student run and published from Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. For over 30 years, The Liar has featured work from emerging and international authors such as Margaret Atwood, Charles Bukowski, Anne Stone and R. Scott Bakker.

The Liar lives in the rupture between the personal and the political. Curating a provocative collection of powerful stories in fiction, poetry, art, drama and more that explore the intersectional complexities of our world.

The Liar is maintained by the Creative Writing program at Capilano University.


The Liar was first published as a single paged flyer named Thursday in the 1980’s by a group of students in the creative writing department at what was then Capilano College. In 2017, The Liar celebrated it’s 30th anniversary issue.


2023/2024 Team

Winston Barta

Liza Borissova

Shane Dunne

Chloe Grondin

Carmen Huang

Mayumi Izumi

Sheraz Khan

Jenna Luscombe

Laura Morales Padilla

Gates Ogilvie

Nick Sashaw

Nel Synoradzki

Cassie Valenzuela Poon

Tara Ward

Drew Webber