Emily Urquhart

Emily Urquhart

Emily Urquhart is a National Magazine Award–winning writer with a doctorate in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her first book, Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes, was a Maclean’s bestseller, a finalist for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and a Globe and Mail Best Book of 2015. Her freelance writing has appeared in the Toronto StarThe WalrusLongreads and more. She is a nonfiction editor for the New Quarterly and teaches creative nonfiction at Wilfrid Laurier University. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband and their two children.

Emily Urquhart is published by House of Anansi Press

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The Age of Creativity: Art, Memory, My Father and Me by Emily Urquhart, 2020

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