About Me

Leanne Radojkovich

My short story collection First fox was launched during the Auckland Writers Festival 2017. First fox is illustrated by Rachel J. Fenton (aka Rae Joyce) and available from the publisher The Emma Press.

“The stories in First fox offer an everyday world tinged with the dreamlike qualities of fairy tales. Radojkovich explores the complex dynamics of families with a blend of dry wit and startling imagery.” The Emma Press.

“Lovely @linedealer début. Gorgeously surreal #shortfiction, beautiful illustrations by @RaeJFenton. Fab production values @TheEmma Press.” Nuala O’Connor/Nuala Ní Chonchúir, author of Miss Emily, Twitter.

“A shimmering, fantastical, insightful book of stories.” Bridget Simpson, Instagram.

My stories have appeared in a number of journals including Headland, Numéro Cinq, Litro and Ika, and have been placed in numerous competitions. I presented at the 14th International Conference on the Short Story in English held in Shanghai in 2016, where one of my stories was published in Chinese.

I have a series of readings on YouTube and SlideShare, and my post flash fiction street art – PinUps – have popped up in Sweden, USA and Tanzania.

I won the Lilian Ida Smith Award in 2009 and hold a Master of Creative Writing (First Class Honours). See my SlideShare presentation Literary Benefits of Linguistic and Cultural Hybridity for an overview.

My favourite authors include Grace Paley, Lucia Berlin and Katherine Mansfield.

Other loves are opera and beer.