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author headshot photo off essay writer Anna Leahy

Anna’s essays have been awarded top prizes from the Los Angeles Review, Ninth Letter, and Dogwood. She is the 2019 judge for the Award in Creative Nonfiction for Ninth Letter.

The Universal Design Ideal
Aeon, 2 April 2019
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How the Contemporary Cancer Memoir Is Reconfiguring Grief
LitHub, 29 March 2019
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What Does It Mean to Live with a Body That Can’t Be Fixed?
Buzzfeed, 28 September 2018
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Alive and Writing: What Recent Memoirs Reveal about Illness
Entropy, 2 August 2018
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My Mother’s Illusions
Coast Magazine, 15 November 2017
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On Likeness in A Collaboration from NonfictionNow, Reikjavik
Punctuate, 11 October 2017
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On Writing the (Short) Nonfiction Book
A Conversation with Seven Object Lessons Authors
Poets & Writers, 7 September 2017
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How Carrie Fisher’s Space Adventures Helped Define My Generation
MOTTO | Time, 6 January 2017
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Marrying Absurd
Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction
Ninth Letter, Fall/Winter 2016-17
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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Grand Prize in Literature
Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry & Prose, 2016
Notable, The Best American Essays 2017
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Weird Love: The Composed Soul
Barrelhouse, 11 February 2016
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My Sorta Spontaneous Vegas Wedding
OZY, 27 November 2015
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The Implant That Helps Fight Cancer
The Atlantic, 13 November 2015
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Encountering Judy Chicago
The Rumpus, 8 March 2015
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The Give and Take of Grief
The Weeklings, 30 January 2015
Notable, The Best American Essays 2016
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The Making of a Suburbanite
Literary Orphans
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Scientific Poetry
Academic Minute, 18 October 2014
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Brilliant People’s Schedules: The Real Story for Women Writers
Huffington Post, 15 April 2014
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Why I Write This, Now
Passages North, 2 January 2014
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