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Ross, Leone

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1969-    ) UK author, in Jamaica 1975-1990, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Phonecall to a London Rape Crisis Center" in Burning Words, Flaming Images: Poems and Short Stories by Writers of African Descent (anth 1996) edited by Kadija Sesay. Most of her subsequent fiction has been nonfantastic, though her third novel, This One Sky Day (2021; vt Popisho 2021), set in the imaginary Caribbean Archipelago of Popisho, is fully immersed in the water margins of Fantastika through a large cast of characters with supernatural powers whose lives intersect, over the course of one day, with the ultimately successful attempt on the part of two lovers who find each other as dusk falls (see also Magic Realism). [JC]

Leone Ross

born Coventry, West Midlands, England: 26 June 1969

works (highly selected)

  • This One Sky Day (London: Faber and Faber, 2021) [hb/]
    • Popisho (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021) [vt of the above: hb/]


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