Leila Segal was born in London of Romanian, Lithuanian and Polish descent. 'Breathe: Stories from Cuba' is her debut collection, and originates in the time she spent living in Havana and the Pinar del Río province of Cuba. Her writing has been published in magazines and journals including Wasafiri, Generations Literary Journal, Papeles de la Mancuspia, Loose Muse Anthology, Square Peg, and Ink, Sweat & Tears.
She is director of Voice of Freedom, a project that works with formerly trafficked women. Voice of Freedom enables women who have escaped their captors, and sometimes given evidence against them, to use text and photography to talk about their lives.
Leila reads her work regularly in London - find out more at www.leilasegal.com