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About Laura Lee Bahr

Laura Lee Bahr is a multi-award winning author and independent filmmaker. She was selected as the spring 2018 writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House by the Jack Kerouac foundation.

Her novels Haunt (winner of the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel of 2011), Long-Form Religious Porn, and the short story collection, Angel Meat (winner of the Wonderland Book Award for Best Collection 2017) are all weird genre favorites (published by Fungasm Press, an imprint of Eraserhead Press).

Her short stories have been featured in various anthologies, including the Bram Stoker Award winning anthology Demons from Black Dog & Leventhal press. Her story “Rat-Head” was part of the anthology Rough Magick, edited by Francesca Lia Block.

Bahr’s debut feature film as writer/director, Boned, stars Bai Ling and Josh Randall (Ozark, Ten Days in the Valley). Winner of “Best Micro-Budget Feature” at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, it is available on demand and streaming. Translations of her novels are popular in Spain, and Bahr recently received the William of Baskerville Award organized by the Spanish magazine Libros Prohibidos for her novel Long-Form Religious Porn in the category of Best Translated Novel in 2019.


In 2020, her experimental short film Strange Bird (co-writer and director) was scheduled to premiere at the Boston Underground Film Festival, and her fiction piece “The Melting Memoir” was released as part of visionary director Nicolas Winding Refn’s streaming site byNWR.com.

Laura Lee Bahr