Alecia McKenzie


Virtual Conference

Alecia MCKENZIE is a Jamaican-born writer currently based in Paris. Her first collection of short stories, SATELLITE CITY, and her novel SWEETHEART have both won Commonwealth literary prizes. SWEETHEART has been translated into German (Schätzchen, translator H. Kolleger) and French (Trésor, translator S. Schler) and was awarded the 2017 Prix Carbet des lycéens. Her most recent novel, A MILLION AUNTIES, was longlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award. Other books include: STORIES FROM YARD; DOCTOR’S ORDERS; and DE PERROS (MADAME) / GONE TO THE DOGS (MADAME) – a short story in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, translated by Emilia María Durán-Almarza. Alecia has also edited / co-edited two collections of contemporary short stories.

As a visual artist, she has been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally and is currently working on a multimedia project combining poetry, painting and music. Website: