Alecia McKenzie is a Jamaican writer based in France.
Her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, and her novel Sweetheart have both won Commonwealth literary prizes. Sweetheart has been translated into French (Trésor, translator S. Schler) and was awarded the Prix Carbet des lycéens in 2017. Her most recent novel is A Million Aunties, longlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award.
Other publications include Stories From Yard (first published in Italian translation as Racconti giamaicani), Doctor’s Orders, When the Rain Stopped in Natland and Gone to the Dogs (Madame) / De Perros (Madame) - a short story translated by E. Durán Almarza and published in a bilingual edition.
Alecia's 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, Global Tales, Girls Night In, and To Exist is to Resist.
She was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award in 2019 and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2015.