Photo by Sasha Pedro. Original artwork by Katherina Christie.

Leah De Forest was born in Geelong, Australia, and lives in Boston. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Bodega Magazine (nominated for a Pushcart Prize), Ohio University’s Quarter After Eight, Fiction Writers Review, LEON Literary Review, Monash University’s Verge 2020,  Kill Your Darlings, Eureka Street, Overland, and The Canberra Times.

Her fiction has been long-listed for the inaugural Richell prize for emerging writers, highly commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and shortlisted for the Varuna Publisher Fellowship Program. 

Leah teaches writing at the Harvard Extension and Summer Schools and holds an MFA from the Program For Writers at Warren Wilson College. She’s worked as a journalist, book reviewer, columnist, speech writer, and public servant.