Leesa Dean


Leesa Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program and a professor at Humber College in Toronto. Her fiction, non-fiction, poetry and interviews have been published in The New Quarterly, Matrix, Lemon Hound, among othersShe’s been a finalist for numerous literary awards including the Irving Layton Award for fiction and the Quebec Writing Competition. She is a regular contributor to The New Quarterly and the Interviews Editor for the Humber Literary Review.  Waiting for the Cyclone is her debut short story collection. She is currently working on a novel that takes place both in Dawson City and Tianducheng, a Chinese ghost city modelled after Paris, complete with its own Eiffel Tower.

For more about Leesa, please visit www.leesadean.ca.

Photo credit: Ayelet Tsabari

Agent: Samantha Haywood