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Leigh Kennedy

USA flag (b.1951)
Wife of Christopher Priest

Leigh Kennedy was born in Denver, Colorado. After gaining her degree in history, she lived in Austin, Texas for five years, then emigrated to England in 1985. Her jobs have ranged from emptying bedpans to indexing philosophy texts but she has been writing constantly from her early years. She has been short-listed for both the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. Faces, a short story collection appeared in 1986, followed by two novels, The Journal of Nicholas the American and Saint Hiroshima. She presently lives in Hastings with her husband, Christopher Priest, and their two children.
   Faces (1986)
   Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations (2003) (with A A Jackson, George R R Martin, Joseph F Pumilia, Buddy Sanders, Bruce Sterling, Steven Utley and Howard Waldrop)
   Wind Angels (2011)
Anthologies containing stories by Leigh Kennedy
Short stories
Helen, Whose Face Launched Twenty-Eight Conestoga Hovercraft (1982)
Greek (1983)
Her Furry Face (1983)
The Silent Cradle (1983)World Fantasy (nominee)
Tropism (1986)

World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1984) : The Silent Cradle
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1987) : The Journal of Nicholas the American