Amal El-Mohtar


Amal El-Mohtar writes fiction, poetry and criticism. Her short stories have won the Locus award and been shortlisted for the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy awards, while her poetry has won the Rhysling award three times. Her work has recently appeared in anthologies such as The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories (Tachyon) and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (Saga), and in magazines such as, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and Uncanny. She reviews books for NPR and Lightspeed, is a founding member of the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours performance collective, and lives in Ottawa with her husband and two cats.