Alex Leslie is a Vancouver writer who publishes short fiction and creative non-fiction. Her fiction is in 09: Best Canadian Stories and Coming Attractions 09, an annual showcase of three new writers, both now available from Oberon Press. She won a Gold Award for personal journalism at the 2008 National Magazine Awards. She won a 2007 CBC Literary Award for short fiction. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in such journals as Descant, Prairie Fire, Event and The Fiddlehead. Her writing has won or been shortlisted for awards from Prairie Fire, Event and Matrix.