Leah Bobet is the author of Above (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2012), an Andre Norton Award- and Aurora Award-nominated young adult urban fantasy novel, and An Inheritance of Ashes (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Scholastic Canada, 2015), winner of the Prix Aurora Award, Sunburst Award, and Copper Cylinder Award, and an Ontario Library Association Best Bets book. She is an urbanist, linguist, and former independent bookseller.
As an editor, she has edited poetry for Reckoning, edited and published Ideomancer Speculative Fiction, and is the resident short fiction editor at the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Her criticism and books journalism appears in Publishers Weekly, CAROUSEL Magazine, and Quill & Quire. She has also written for speculative web serial Shadow Unit.
She is the author of a wide range of short fiction, which has been reprinted in several Year's Best anthologies: "Stay," in The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 4 (ed. Datlow; Night Shade, 2012); "The Parable of the Shower" in The Year's Best Fantasy 10 (eds. Hartwell and Cramer, 2010); "Bliss" in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year 2006 (ed. Horton; Prime Books, 2006); and "Displaced Persons" in The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens (eds. Nielsen Hayden and Yolen; Tor Teen, 2005). Further short work appears in Nowhereville: Weird is Other People (eds. Gable and Dombrowski; Broken Eye Books, 2019); Superheroes (ed. Horton; Prime Books, 2013); Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell—Lewd Did I Live (ed. Kelly; Hades Publications, 2011); Clockwork Phoenix (ed. Allen; Mythic Delirium Books, 2008); Clockwork Phoenix 2 (ed. Allen; Mythic Delirium Books, 2009); and The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy (ed. Ashley; Running Press, 2008). She is a frequent contributor to Strange Horizons and Uncanny Magazine.
Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award, the Pushcart Prize, and multiple Aurora Awards.
Between all that, she cans her own vegetables, and actively organizes in civic engagement, food security, and urban agriculture. For more, visit: www.leahbobet.com.