Karen McLeod is a published author and professional comic writer and performer. Her debut novel, In Search of the Missing Eyelash won a Betty Trask award and was translated into German, Dutch, Greek and Korean. As a performer she works with the performance art collaborative DUCKIE and LGBTQ+ London Southbank's POLARI. She presents her own comedy writing nationally in theatres and arts venues. In August 2018 her Arts Council England Funded show, 'Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.' will ran at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe. The Sunday Times Comedy Critic dubbed her "Think Rik Mayall meets performance art!"
She is Writer-in-Residence at the Bookseller Crow bookshop in South East London.