Bio/contact

I am a cross-genre writer born in Vancouver.

My third book,  We All Need To Eat (short stories), is forthcoming from BookThug in Fall 2018. You can now pre-order it here. My fourth book, a collection of poetry, Vancouver for Beginners, will be published by BookThug in 2019.

Photo Credit: SFU, Kim Gilker

Photo Credit: SFU, Kim Gilker

My collection of prose poems, The things I heard about you, was published by Nightwood Editions (blewointment series) in Fall 2014. The manuscript for the book was shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroetsch Award for innovative poetry. You can buy a copy through the publisher here.

My collection of short stories entitled People Who Disappear was published by Freehand Books in April 2012 and was nominated for a 2013 Lambda Award for debut fiction and a 2013 ReLit Award, which honours books published by independent Canadian presses. My chapbook of microfictions Twenty Objects For The New World  was published by Vancouver’s Nomados Literary Publishers in 2011.

We All Need To Eat March 16 300 screen FINAL

I received the 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Award from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. In fall 2017, my work was included in Granta‘s first issue dedicated to Canadian writing, edited by Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux. My work is included in the anthologies Journey Prize Stories 2016 (Random House/Mclelland & Stewart) as a finalist for the Journey Prize for short fiction,  Best Canadian Poetry In English 2014 (Tightrope Books, Ed. Sonnet, L’Abbee), Best Canadian Stories 2009 (Oberon, 2009), 09: Coming Attractions (Oberon, 2009), The Enpipe Line (Creekstone, 2012), and Friend. Follow. Text. #stories from living online (Enfield & Wizenty, Ed. Shawn Syms, 2014).

I can be reached at al.leslie@gmail.com

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