Leigh Camacho Rourks

Fiction Writer

Clermont, FL 34711

Author's Bio

Leigh Camacho Rourks is a Cuban-American author from South Louisiana. She now lives and works in Central Florida, where she is an Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at Beacon College. She is the recipient of the St. Lawrence Book Award, the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, and the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for several other awards. Her fiction, poems, and essays have appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, TriQuarterly, December Magazine, and Greensboro Review. Her short story collection, Moon Trees and Other Orphans, was recently released by Black Lawrence Press.

Publications & Prizes

American Fiction Volume 13: The Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers (New Rivers Press, 2014)
Moon Trees and Other Orphans (Black Lawrence Press, 2019)
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Jellyfish Review
Kenyon Review Online
Pembroke Magazine
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St. Lawrence Book Award, Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, Robert Watson Literary Review Prize in Fiction

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Cuban American
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Born in: 
Baton Rouge, LA
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Miami, FL
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Last update: Nov 27, 2019