CONvergence 2016 has ended
avatar for Amal El-Mohtar

Amal El-Mohtar

Writing Excuses Podcast
Amal is an award-winning writer of prose, poetry, and criticism. She’s written stories about maps, bird women, book women, the Arabic alphabet, singing fish, Damascene dream-crafters, sentient diamond oceans, and pockets that are bigger on the inside. Her stories The Green Book and Madeleine have been finalists for the Nebula, and The Truth About Owls won the Locus Award in 2015. Her poems Song for an Ancient City, Peach-Creamed Honey, and Turning the Leaves have won the Rhysling award for Best Short Poem multiple years, and in 2012 she received the Richard Jefferies Poetry Prize for Phase Shifting.
Additionally, her work has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, Uncanny, Strange Horizons, and Mythic Delirium as well as anthologies including The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales and Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories. You can also see her articles and reviews in the New York Times, LA Times, NPR Books, and on Tor.com.
In her (few) hours of rest she drinks tea, lifts weights, plays harp, hand writes letters to her friends, and frequents Twitter, where she is often very silly.  You can check out Amal further on her website!