Leslie Jill Patterson

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Leslie Jill Patterson’s prose has appeared in Prime Number Magazine, Grist, Baltimore Review, Gulf Coast, Bring the Noise: The Best Pop Culture Essays from Barrelhouse, and elsewhere. Her awards include a 2012 Embrey Human Rights Fellowship; the 2013 Everett Southwest Literary Award, judged by Lee K. Abbott; a 2014 Soros Justice Fellowship, funded by the Open Society Foundations in New York; and the 2017 Prime Number Magazine Fiction Award, judged by David Jauss. She teaches at Texas Tech University, and serves as editor of Iron Horse Literary Review and copy editor for Creative Nonfiction. Today, she works as the case storyteller for attorneys representing indigent men and women charged with capital murder and facing the death penalty.