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Sandra was born in South Africa and has British and Canadian citizenship. She has over 40 short story and flash fiction publications, including in: World Literature Today, The Irish Times, Descant, AGNI, The Fiddlehead and others. Her work has received a number of awards including winning the 2012 bosque Fiction Competition and the 2011 J.G. Farrell award for best novel-in-progress. She has been awarded Professional Writer's Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Arts Council of Ireland and Arts Council England. The novel she recently completed, Ten Virtuous Acts, is a literary adventure set in Sri Lanka during the civil war. Sandra was a guest writer & panellist at the 12th, 13th and 15th International Conference on the Short Story (Little Rock, Arkansas, Vienna and Lisbon); an invited participant and workshop leader at The Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka in 2011 and 2018 and a seven-time participant of the Sirenland Writer's Conference in Positano, Italy. She attended The Banff Centre's Wired Writing Studio in 2011/2012. You can find her at can find her at

Her short story "The Good Wife" appears in the September 2010 issue of The Drum. Her short story "Square Root" appears in the May 2011 issue, and her story "War" appears in the November 2012 issue.

Audio Stories by SANDRA JENSEN


Square Root

The Good Wife