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Alex Leslie

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Alex Leslie has published two collections of short stories and two collections of poetry, as well as a chapbook of microfictions. Her collections of short stories are We All Need to Eat (2019) shortlisted for a BC Book Prize for fiction and the Kobzar Prize and People Who Disappear (2012) shortlisted for a Lambda Award for debut fiction. Her poetry collections are The things I heard about you (2014) which was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for innovative poetry, and Vancouver for Beginnners (2019). Alex won the 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize from the Writers Trust of Canada. Her short fiction has been published in the prestigious Journey Prize anthology and by journals such as Granta and The Malahat Review. She has taught as a guest mentor at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Currently, she is writing a novel.

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The things I heard about you. Nightwood, 2014
People Who Disappear. Freehand, 2012
20 Objects For The New World. Nomados , 2011
We All Need to Eat. Book*hug , 2018
Vancouver for Beginners. Book*hug, 2019


Lit Pop Fiction Award for Matrix Magazine, 2010
National Magazine Award, fiction, Honourable Mention for Prairie Fire, 2009
Gold National Magazine Award, personal journalism for Prairie Fire, 2008
CBC Literary Award, fiction, 2007
Lambda Award for debut LGBT fiction (shortlist), 2013
Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, 2014
ReLit Award for short fiction collection, 2013
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