UNB's Writer-in-Residence for the Fall of 2017 is 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 debut collection of poetry, was published by Biblioasis Press in 2014 and was subsequently nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for Best First Collection. She received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention for her fiction in 2015. A collection of short fiction entitled “Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush” was published by HarperCollins in 2016 and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and won both the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction and the New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction. She has taught workshops in schools and colleges in the UK and Canada. 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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