Lee Conell is the author of the debut collection Subcortical, which won the 2018 Story Prize Spotlight Award and an Independent Book Publisher Award for the short story. Her fiction was awarded the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Literary Arts Award and has been shortlisted in Best American Short Stories. Her stories can be found in journals such as Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review online, Guernica, Memorious, and American Short Fiction. She has received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
In addition to teaching writing at Vanderbilt University, The University of the South, and the State University of New York at New Paltz, she has worked as a teaching artist for Southern Word, leading creative writing workshops at the downtown library in Nashville, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, and in Nashville’s public schools.