Sarah Leavitt


Sarah is a writer and cartoonist in Vancouver, BC. Her first book, Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me, a graphic memoir, has been published in Canada, the US, UK, Germany and France to international critical acclaim (LA Times, Vanity Fair, Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Die Welt). It will be published in Korea in the fall of 2015.

Her second book, Agnes, Murderess, is a graphic novel set in nineteenth-century British Columbia, forthcoming in September 2017 from Freehand Books.

Sarah is working on an online interactive project based on Tangles for the National Film Board of Canada, and with Giant Ant Media on a feature length animation of Tangles.

Her prose and comics have appeared in anthologies, magazines and newspapers in Canada, the US and the UK.

Sarah has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, but is largely self-taught as an artist and cartoonist. She’s taught workshops, developed university courses on comics, and appeared at numerous conferences and festivals.

More information about Sarah Leavitt can be found on her website: sarahleavitt.com

Graphic Memoir

Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me A graphic memoir recounting from Sarah’s point of view her mother Midge’s decline from Alzheimer’s Disease over six years.
(Freehand Books, 2010)
Shortlist, Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
Best Graphic Novel, CBC Bookies Awards
Finalist, Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction, 2010 Shortlist, BC Book Awards, 2011 Globe & Mail Top 100 Book Maisonneuve Magazine Top 10 Books of 2010 World Rights Available Ex:
Canada (English): Freehand Books, September 2010
UK Commonwealth: Jonathan Cape, Fall 2011
US (English): Skyhorse Publishing

Agent: Samantha Haywood