Sigal Samuel is an award-winning novelist, journalist, essayist, and playwright. Currently a Staff Writer at Vox, she previously worked as Religion Editor at The Atlantic, Opinion Editor at the Forward, and Associate Editor at the Daily Beast. She has also published work in the Rumpus, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Refinery 29, Il Sole 24 Ore, Haaretz, Tablet, and the Walrus. She has appeared on NPR, BBC, CBC, and Huffington Post Live. Her six plays have been produced in theaters from Vancouver to New York.
Sigal earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and her BA in Philosophy from McGill University. Originally from Montreal, she now lives in Washington, DC. The Mystics of Mile End, her debut novel, was nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award, and won the Fiction Prize at the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards and the Trade Fiction Book of the Year Award at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards in 2016.
Winter is around the bend, and the days are growing darker, but here at ALU we’re all lit up with anticipation of cozy nights in getting our read on. (Throw in a fireplace and some hot chocolate and our night is just about complete.)
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You may be maxxin' and relaxin' today for Victoria Day, but don't get too casual and risk missing one of the great lit events going on Canada-wide this week.
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