Leslie Johnson


Leslie Johnson’s fiction has been broadcast on NPR and published in over thirty journals and magazines, including The Threepenny Review, Glimmer Train, Colorado Review, Third Coast, december, and Cimarron Review. Winner of the 2017 Pushcart Prize, her work appears in the recent “best of Pushcart prose” anthology, Love Stories for Turbulent Times (Pushcart Press, January, 2018). Her recently completed first novel, Round Trip, is represented by Julie Stevenson of Massie & McQuilkin.


Leslie holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and now teaches at the University of Hartford. The recipient of two individual artist grants from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Leslie also works as a teaching artist, leading workshops and residencies at schools, libraries, and museums. She lives with her husband, the poet Bruce Cohen, in rural Connecticut; they have three wonderful sons.


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