Lexie Angelo (BA, MSc)

Thesis title: Criminal spaces: Examining postcolonial places and their effect on criminality in contemporary Canadian and Scottish detective novels.


Lexie Angelo is currently pursuing a PhD in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh. Her chapbook A Rough Season was released in 2020 by Loft on Eighth Press. Additionally, her work has also appeared in Gutter Magazine, Culinaire Magazine, Neon Books, and The Selkie Publications CIC. In 2021, an exhibition of her historical fiction work on Chinatown was hosted at the Lougheed House museum in Calgary, AB.   In 2018, she was the recipient of the Carlyle Norman Scholarship for Emerging Literary Artists Endowment, and was awarded a residency at The Banff Centre with award-winning writer Ayelet Tsabari. Since then, she’s received grant funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Calgary Arts Development. She is a member of the Writer's Union of Canada, Society of Young Publishers, and Society of Authors. She teaches at the University of Calgary and owns Radical Bookshop and Press. Follow her on twitter @angelolexie or www.lexieangelo.com 


University of Edinburgh (2018)

Master of Science, First Class Distinction, Creative Writing

Royal Roads University (2014)

Bachelor of Arts, Communications


Responsibilities & affiliations

Crime Writers of Canada

Writers Guild of Alberta

Writer's Union of Canada

Society of Young Publishers, Scotland

Society of Authors, United Kingdom

Research summary

My primary research interests include Canadian and Scottish contemporary crime fiction.

Project activity


We Were Here: Stories From Early Chinatown, Calgary, AB 

  • The Lougheed House Museum July 1 - Oct 17, 2021
  • Heritage Park Gasoline Alley Jan 14 - April 30, 2022  

Special projects

  • Very Much Alive, anthology of Canadian writers and poets funded by Calgary Arts Development
  • Chinook Blast, collection of short stories published in partnership with Radical Books and the Calgary Central Library

Current project grants

Government of Alberta, Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction, 2024
Government of Alberta, Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction, 2023
Calgary Arts Development Micro Grant, 2023

Past project grants

Chinook Blast, Artist Grant 2021
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant 2021
Calgary Arts Development, Micro Grant for Artists, 2021
Calgary Arts Development, Literary Arts Collective Grant 2019
The Banff Centre, Carlyle Norman Scholarship 2018

Invited speaker


  • 17th Biannual Conference of the International Gothic Association, Halifax, NS


  • Bloody Scotland, Pitch Perfect, Stirling, Scotland
  • MOTIVE Crime Writing Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, London, England


  • Very Much Alive Anthology Launch, The Selkie Publications CIC, 2021


  • Gotham Writer's Conference New York, USA
  • Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Toronto, Canada
  • Society of Young Publishers Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Bloody Scotland, Crime Writer's Conference, Stirling, Scotland
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • University of Edinburgh Book Publishing Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Man Booker 50 Conference, London, England
  • Manchester Metropolitan University Writing Fair, Manchester, England

Papers delivered

Writing a postcolonial space without its people: A study of Louise Penny's A Better Man July 2023, Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference