Sandra Jensen - Bionote


sandra jensen

      Sandra Jensen has over 40 short story and flash publications including in: World Literature Today, Hobart, Wasafiri, The Irish Times, Descant, AGNI, Sou’Wester, Word Riot, Chautauqua, Versal and The Fiddlehead. Her work has won a number of awards, including first place for the bosque Fiction Competition, Highly Commended for the Bridport Prize, and winning the J.G. Farrell award for best novel-in-progress. Her short story manuscript, A Sort of Walking Miracle, was shortlisted for Salt Publishing’s Scott Prize.
Sandra has been awarded Professional Writer’s Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Arts Council of Ireland and Arts Council England. She was a guest writer and panellist at the 12th and 13th International Conference on the Short Story; an invited participant at The Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka and a six-time participant of the Sirenland Writer’s Conference in Positano, Italy.
      She has an eclectic background, including having three passports: South African, Canadian and British. Her university degree is in Classical Studies and Ancient Greek. Before committing to her writing she pursued careers in weaving, performance art, martial arts, graphic design and IT. She has exhibited her photography in London and Toronto. In 2012 she founded AWABosnia, raising awareness and funds to stop animal suffering in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She currently lives in Brighton, England.