EMILY URQUHART is a National Magazine Award-winning writer and has a doctorate in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her first book, Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family and the Mystery of our Hidden Genes (HarperCollins 2015), was Maclean’s bestseller, a finalist for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and a 2015 Globe and Mail Best Book. Her freelance writing has appeared in The Toronto Star, The WalrusLongreadsThe Rumpus and Eighteen Bridges among other publications. She is a nonfiction editor for The New Quarterly and teaches creative nonfiction at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her second book, The Age of Creativity: Art, Memory, my Father and Me (Anansi) launched in September 2020.

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