Alecia McKenzie is the author of six books. Her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, and her novel Sweetheart have both won Commonwealth literary prizes. Sweetheart has been translated into German (Schätzchen) and French (Trésor) and was awarded the 2017 Prix Carbet des lycéens. Other books include Stories from Yard (Italian translation Racconti giamaicani), Doctor’s Orders, When the Rain Stopped in Natland and, most recently, A Million Aunties, which has been longlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award. Her work has also appeared in a range of literary magazines and in anthologies such as Stories from Blue Latitudes, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and Girls Night In. She has co-edited two collections of contemporary short stories and was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award in 2019.


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