Leslie Pietrzyk is the author of two novels, Pears on a Willow Tree (Avon Books) and A Year and a Day (William Morrow). Her collection of unconventionally-linked short fiction, This Angel on My Chest, won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and is forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh Press in the fall of 2015.  

Her short fiction and essays have appeared in more than fifty journals and magazines, including The Iowa Review, New England Review, Washington Post Magazine, The Sun, Gettysburg Review, River Styx, TriQuarterly, Salon, and Shenandoah. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for Arts, and the Hambidge Center. She teaches in the graduate writing program at Johns Hopkins in Washington, DC, and is a member of the core faculty at the low-residency MFA program at Converse College.  She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. (See links to the right for information on additional publications and awards.)

Email address: lesliepietrzyk AT gmail DOT com

Literary blog: Work in Progress
Literary journal: Redux (founder/editor)
Facebook author page.
Twitter: @lesliepwriter