Born in Vancouver in 1954, Lesley Krueger studied political science at UBC before working as a journalist in Vancouver and Toronto. She was an education columnist for the Globe & Mail and a producer for CBC Radio's As It Happens. Three of her short stories were first anthologized in Coming Attractions IV (Oberon Press, 1986), along with other stories from Rohinton Mistry and Dayv-James French. Krueger's first solo collection of short fiction, Hard Travel, was published in 1989, while her first novel, Poor Player, appeared in 1993.

Lesley Krueger's second novel, Drink the Sky (Key Porter, 1999) follows a Vancouver couple to Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon. Key Porter also published her non-fiction book, Foreign Correspondences: A Traveller's Tales, in the year 2000.

In Krueger's third novel, The Corner Garden (Penguin, 2003) a contemporary teenager becomes entangled with a neighbour who was a member of the Hitler Youth during the Second World War. Her non-fiction e-book, Contender: Triumph, Tragedy and Canadian Baseball Player Harry Fisher, was published on The Toronto Star's Dispatches platform in 2006.

Wearing her screenwriter's hat, Krueger has worked on numerous films since 2005 as both a writer and a story editor, while teaching at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto.

Lesley Krueger's novel, Mad Richard (ECW Press, 2017), tells the story of the British Victorian painter Richard Dadd, who was incarcerated in the infamous Bedlam mental hospital for murder. There he was visited by writer Charlotte Bronte during the last year of her life.

Krueger's novel, Time Squared, is due out from ECW in the fall of 2021.

[BCBW 2021] "Fiction"