Bio

Leah Bailly is a writer originally from Canada, currently living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Joyland, VersalPANKPrism International, the CollagistsubTerrain, Hobart, Room (and elsewhere) and on CBC and NPR radio. She has won awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Alberta Literary Awards. Other awards include a fellowship for Breadloaf, a residency at Yaddo, and the Graywolf Prize for best novel excerpt from an emerging writer. 

Leah is currently at work on a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California, where she is the Annenberg Fellow in Fiction. She also holds an International MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she was Deputy Editor of the literary journal Witness, and a BFA in Writing from the University of Victoria. She has attended writing studios at The Banff Centre and Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia and Vilnius, Lithuania. 

Leah’s work is currently being represented by the Anne McDermid and Associates literary agency in Toronto.