Leah Bailly, MFA

A Canadian playwright, fiction writer and journalist, Leah's writing has appeared in publications such as Versal, PANK, Prism, Room, subTerrain, Hobart, on CBC Radio, NPR and in an anthology of Las Vegas fiction “Restless City.” In 2010, she traveled to Sierra Leone, where she conducted interviews and research for her first novel, The Following. In the summer of 2010, she was awarded her first Canada Council grant for development of this manuscript. Find out more about Leah.

Working on a PhD

Leah is currently living in Los Angeles. She's working on a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California where she is the Annenberg Fellow in Fiction.

Short public radio sample

Leah aired a radio documentary with KQED (NPR in San Francisco) as part of a series called Graduation Day LA. This story followed Kenzie Givens, a young poet from Los Angeles as she nears Graduation Day.

If this doesn't work for you, listen at KPCC.


Find Leah at her Tumblr.