Author Archives: Amal El-Mohtar

First OTHERWORLDLY column at the NYT Book Review

My first column for the NYTBR is here! The print version will be in this week’s Sunday edition. In it I review Del and Sofia Samatar’s Monster Portraits, Subterranean Press’ Weight of Words anthology, and Jo Walton’s Starlings. Here’s a taste: More than any … Continue reading

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Appearances: Washington DC Fly-by Visit!

Oyez! I’m going to be in DC tomorrow through Friday doing some really neat public events that it’d be great if you could come to! Canadian Authors: S.K. Ali, Amal El-Mohtar and Canisia Lubrin Wednesday, Feb 14 4:30 PM – … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: Nnedi Okorafor’s THE NIGHT MASQUERADE and Kim Purcell’s THIS IS NOT A LOVE LETTER

A couple of reviews I wrote went up on NPR these last couple of weeks! Here are samplings of them: Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor The Night Masquerade picks up where Home left off, with Binti learning, through her newly enhanced … Continue reading

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LeVar Burton Reads “The Truth About Owls”

I’ve been waiting since October to talk about this. S2 ep2 is a wonder filled story, “The Truth About Owls” by @tithenai aka, the seriously talented, Amal El-Mohtar.#bydhttmwfi #getyousomehttps://t.co/XxZcDFsdEE — LeVar Burton (@levarburton) January 23, 2018 Back in October, on … Continue reading

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ConFusion Schedule!

Come hear Max Gladstone and I read on Saturday at 3PM! We’ll read from our epistolary spy vs spy time war novella! Continue reading

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2017 in Creative Work

Happy New Year! Term doesn’t start up again until next week — when I’ll be teaching Creative Writing at the University of Ottawa while continuing my doctoral dissertation at Carleton — so this week’s been a combination of gearing up … Continue reading

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2017 Winter Solstice: Hermitage & Candles

The last of the shortest day’s light is dimming. Across from me is Rima Staines’ “The Storyteller” Advent Calendar, with 21 days’ worth of folk and fairy tales opened up so far. Outside my window is a lot of snow, … Continue reading

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EATING THE FANTASTIC: Revisiting Helsinki with Scott Edelman

In which Scott Edelman & I chat for over two hours over delicious food in Helsinki! Continue reading

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NPR Review: THIS MORTAL COIL by Emily Suvada

Nothing quite signals the approaching end of the year like the number of reviews I have left to write. This is probably the last one I’ll do (though won’t be the last one to appear), and it’s fitting that it … Continue reading

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This Is How You Lose the Time War

More about the novella Max and I co-wrote! Continue reading

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