Leslie Phelan

Leslie Phelan is a Toronto-based artist and writer, best known for her debut novel
Lovesick Little, a modern retrofitting of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous 1837 fairy
tale, The Little Mermaid. Looking to bridge the sizeable gap between the original
story’s more poignant, moving trajectory and the entertaining but comparatively
sterile version more familiar among those of her generation, Leslie set out to tell
Andersen’s story from a brand new angle, transplanting the veins of an iconic classic
into the heart of a brand new adventure.