Alecia McKenzie Calabash Festival

Alecia McKenzie

Alecia McKenzie is a Jamaican writer currently based in Paris. 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. 

Her most recent novel, A Million Aunties, was longlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award. As a visual artist, Alecia has been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally. She is currently working on a multimedia project combining poetry, painting and music. 

Twitter: @mckenzie_ale
Instagram: aleciamck