Emily Urquhart

Emily Urquhart is a journalist with a doctorate in folklore and draws on both backgrounds in her writing. Her work has appeared in AzureThe Globe and MailHakai Magazine, and The Walrus and in 2014 she won a National Magazine Award. Her first book, Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes, was a Globe and Mail Best Book of 2015 and was shortlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, The Kobo First Book Award, and the BC Book Prize for non-fiction. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband and their two young children.



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