Leah Bobet is a writer, editor, and reviewer of fantasy, literary fiction, horror, and the spaces in between.
Her novels have won the Aurora Award, the Sunburst Award, and the Copper Cylinder Award and have been recognized by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets list, the Canadian Library Association, and the Kirkus Reviews Best of the Year.
Her short fiction has been reprinted in multiple Year’s Best anthologies, transformed into choral work by American composer Timothy C. Takach (“The Wings of Our Children”), included in junior high-level textbooks in Australia and New Zealand, and taught at Toronto’s York University and Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
She has given talks, panel discussions, readings, and keynotes at literary festivals, professional conferences, schools, libraries, and bookstore events across North America–including guest lectures at the University of Guelph’s creative writing program, Humber College’s media arts program, Houston Writefest, and the Canadian Authors Association’s CanWrite! conference. She has also participated in panel discussions on creative writing at CANSCAIP’s Packaging Your Imagination conference, the Tucson Festival of Books, and Toronto’s Word on the Street festival.
She was a founding editor of Abyss & Apex Magazine, editor and publisher of Ideomancer Speculative Fiction from 2008 to 2015, guest poetry editor for Reckoning 5, and a staff writer with Shadow Unit from 2008 to 2014, and spent ten years on staff as a specialty bookseller at Toronto’s Bakka Phoenix Books.
She lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she makes jam, climbs mulberry trees, plants gardens in back alleys, and contributes to access-to-democracy initiatives.