Talking Trees 2015 reader – Sharon Leach

Sharon Leach is a journalist, author, essayist and editor of Bookends, the Jamaica Observer’s weekly literary arts magazine. Her short fiction has appeared in Kunapipi, Journal of Postcolonial Writing; Iron Balloons: Fiction from Jamaica’s Calabash Writer’s Workshop; and Blue Latitudes: An Anthology of Caribbean Women Fiction Writers; the Jamaica Journal; Caribbean Writing Today; Calabash: A Journal of Arts and Letters; AfroBeat Journal; and Pepperpot: Best New Stories From the Caribbean. Her essays have appeared in Air Jamaica’s Skywritings magazine and The Caribbean Voice newspaper. In 2011, she was a recipient of the Musgrave Bronze Medal from the Council of the Institute of Jamaica for distinguished eminence in the field of Literature.

She has read at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2012 in Trinidad and in 2014, the PEN America World Voices Festival in New York.

Her first book, What You Can’t Tell Him: Stories, a collection of short fiction, was published in 2006 by Star Apple Publishers in Trinidad and Tobago. Her latest, Love It When You Come, Hate It When You Go, was put out by Peepal Tree Press in 2014.


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