Emily Urquhart


Emily Urquhart is a writer and folklorist. She has a doctorate in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland and undergraduate degrees in journalism and art history. Her writing has appeared in AZURECBC.caFLARE and The Walrus and in the anthologies Stories from the Ice StormThe First Man in my Life, and Time Now for the Vinyl Café Story Exchange. In 2014 she won a National Magazine Award for an article published in The Walrus about folklore and human differences, inspired by her daughter who has albinism. It has since been expanded into a book which is part memoir, part travelogue and part cultural critique. Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family and the Mystery of our Hidden Genes will be published in March 2015 by HarperCollins. Emily lives in Victoria, BC, with her husband and daughter.

Author photo by Andrew Trant

Forthcoming

Beyond the Pale Part Ian Brown’s Boy in the Moon, Beyond the Pale will appeal to the broad readership of Kelle Hampton’s Bloom and Andrew Solamon’s Far From The Tree.
(Harper Collins Canada, 2015)

Agent: Samantha Haywood