Kerry-Lee Powell was born in Montreal and has lived in Antigua, Australia and the United Kingdom, where she studied Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cardiff University. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies throughout the United Kingdom and North America, and has won numerous awards, including the Boston Review fiction contest, The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons award for short fiction and the Alfred G. Bailey manuscript prize. Her debut book of poetry, Inheritance, was published by Biblioasis Press in 2014 and was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. A book of short fiction, Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush, was published by HarperCollins in 2016 and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award for English Language Fiction, and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Award. She lives in London, where she is the editor of Grey Suit Press, a small press and visual arts archive.