Leona Theis writes novels, stories and personal essays. Her essays have appeared in magazines in Canada and the United States. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the 2006 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. Her most recent short story appeared in American Short Fiction and her novel, If Sylvie Had Nine Lives, where the protagonist is granted nine separate lives, for better and worse, was published on Sept.1, 2020. She is also the author of a book of linked stories, Sightlines, and the novel The Art of Salvage.
Leona’s piece Sturnella Neglecta (Overlooked Little Starling) was shortlisted for the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize.