Kerry-Lee Powell


Born in Montreal, Kerry-Lee Powell has lived in Australia, Antigua and The United Kingdom, where she studied Medieval and Renaissance literature at Cardiff University and directed a literature promotion agency. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies throughout the United Kingdom and North America, including The Spectator, The Boston Review and The Virago Writing Women series. In 2013, she won The Boston Review fiction contest, The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for short fiction and the Alfred G Bailey manuscript prize. Inheritance, her first collection of poetry, was published by Biblioasis Press in 2014. A chapbook entitled The Wreckage was published in the UK in 2013 by Grey Suit Editions. She received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention for her fiction in 2015. A collection of short fiction entitled “Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush” is forthcoming from HarperCollins in 2016. Kerry-Lee is represented by Chris Bucci at Anne McDermid and Associates in Canada, and by Jennifer Hewson at Rogers, Coleridge and White in the United Kingdom.

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Pushcart (Fiction) 2015*

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