Leah Bailly is a fiction writer, scholar and facilitator who currently splits time between Vancouver and Los Angeles. She has won honours from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Alberta Literary Awards, Summer Literary Seminars, Graywolf Press, The Banff Centre, Breadloaf and Yaddo.

Leah holds a BFA from the University of Victoria and an International MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she was the Deputy Editor of Witness. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing & Literature at the University of Southern California, where she is the Wallis Annenberg Fellow in fiction.