Amal El-Mohtar

Everything was colour.
Everything was colour.

Amal El-Mohtar won the Nebula, Locus and Hugo Awards in 2017 for her short story “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” and reviews books for NPR and the New York Times. Her fiction and poetry have recently appeared in anthologies such as The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, and in magazines such as Fireside, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com. She’s also the co-author, with Max Gladstone, of This Is How You Lose The Time War, a novella forthcoming from Saga Press in 2019. She lives in Ottawa with her partner and two cats.

2 thoughts on “Amal El-Mohtar”

  1. I just wanted to write and thank you for the series you’re doing on Writing Excuses! I’ve enjoyed it so much. I’ve listened to the podcast for a while and I’m a big fan.

    Honestly, Brandon’s brain works most similarly to mine, so all of his segments connect with me, but yours, in contrast, make me run outside of my comfortable grooves. I hadn’t read any of your writing prior to hearing you in Season 13, but your lovely voice caught my ear, and you got me thinking about writing in a new way! I was SUPER excited when you started a series of classes this season. And I’ve learned so much. Mostly, I write police procedurals, and my prose tend to be… workmanlike. I haven’t written poetry in many years. Or have I? You’ve got me looking and story telling and poetry in a new way.

    Thank you again! You’re helping people you’ve never even met, and I think you’re awesome.

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