Leone Ross has been described as ‘a breathtakingly good author of short stories’ by the Times Literary Supplement following the release of her new collection of short stories.
Posted: 27 July 2017
Leone Ross' latest anthology, Come Let Us Sing Anyway explores eroticism infused with fantastical turns and social injustice. The 22 stories in the collection range from pieces of flash fiction to longer narratives set between Jamaica and the UK.
Maggie Gee, a writer for The Times Literary Supplement compares Ross to Anais Nin and calls her '"a master of detail," praising her ability to combine themes of love, power and death with a light-hearted, playful touch. Ross' stories include characters who are seemingly ordinary yet find themselves in bizarre situations, such as a woman competing with a restaurant for the attention of the chef, and a teenager who lives happily without a head.
Come Let Us Sing Anyway was released on 5th June was shortlisted for Salt Publishing's Scott prize.
Ross is an editor at Fincham Press, Roehampton's publishing house, responsible for publishing the annual student anthology. She has previously judged the Manchester Prize for Fiction, the Wimbledon Bookfest competition and is a judge for the 2017 London Short Story Prize.
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