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Collage by Leanne: Image by Jade Townsend

Leanne’s short story collection Hailman is forthcoming from The Emma Press who also published her début collection First fox (2017).

Most recently her stories have appeared in Landfall 239, Short Fiction Journal (UK) and Turbine|Kapohau 20. In 2020 she was shortlisted for the Sargeson Prize. Her work has been anthologised in the forthcoming Best Small Fictions 2021 and Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Leanne has Dalmatian heritage and was born in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. She now lives in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland where she works as a librarian. She holds a Master of Creative Writing (First Class Honours) from AUT Auckland University of Technology.


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