- Alecia McKenzie, Author
Alecia McKenzie is a Jamaican writer currently based in France. She started writing while at high school, and her poems were published in local newspapers The Gleaner and The Star. Her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, and her novel Sweetheart have both won Commonwealth literary prizes, and other books include Stories from Yard, Doctor’s Orders, When the Rain Stopped in Natland, and A Million Aunties – longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. Her most recent publication is a bilingual edition of the short story Gone to the Dogs (Madame) / De perros (madame), translated by E.M. Durán Almarza. Alecia’s work has appeared in a range of literary magazines and in anthologies such as Stories from Blue Latitudes, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, Bridges, Global Tales, Girls Night In, and To Exist is to Resist. She has edited / co-edited two collections of contemporary short stories and was longlisted for the 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. Her articles have appeared in New African magazine, Opera Now, The Guardian, Walking, and other publications over the years, while her paintings have been exhibited in Kingston, Singapore, Paris, and New York. She has done the cover artwork for two of her books and is currently working on a multimedia project involving visual art, poetry, film and music.
Sunset Stories at Brandywine