Leone Ross

Leone Ross

Leone Ross was born in Coventry in 1969. She grew up in Jamaica and returned to the UK in 1991. She is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, All The Blood Is Red (ARP, 1996) and Orange Laughter (Anchor Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000). Her short fiction has been anthologized in the UK, USA and Canada, including the bestselling Brown Sugar: A Collection of Black Erotica (Dutton/Plume), Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (Warner, 2000) and Time Out London Short Stories, Volume 2 (Penguin, 2000). She lectures in short story writing at the City Literary Institute in London and won an Arts Council of England Writers Award in 2000. Her story ‘Tasting Songs’ was republished in the prestigious Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (St Martin’s Press, USA, 2001). She was a journalist in another life.