Leah Hampton writes about Appalachia, corpses, rurality, and smart women. Her debut short story collection will be released by Henry Holt in 2020. She is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and a former editor of Bat City Review. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- “Meat,” forthcoming in Electric Literature
- “Parkway,” Ecotone Issue 26
- Read “Fuckface,” the title story from her forthcoming book, at storySouth
- For a good time, go to Leah’s author page on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency to read some of her comedic pieces.
- For more stories, essays, and poems, see also Appalachian Heritage, North Carolina Literary Review, Still: The Journal, and elsewhere
- Also, book reviews in The Los Angeles Times (here and here) and other nice places
- Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing, Stadler Center for Poetry and Literary Arts, Spring 2020
- Keene Prize for Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 2017
- Fellowship, Michener Center for Writers
- James Hurst Prize for Fiction, NC State University, 2015
- Doris Betts Prize for Short Fiction, North Carolina Writers Network, 2012
- Western NC Regional Arts Project Grant
- Funded residencies/scholarships to Vermont Studio Center, Wildacres Retreat, Appalachian Writers Workshop
Represented by Julia Kenny at Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner Literary Agency.