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Emily Urquhart is a National Magazine Award-winning writer and has a PhD in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her first book, Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family and the Mystery of our Hidden Genes, was a Maclean’s bestseller, a finalist for the BC National Award for Canadian Nonfiction, and a 2015 Globe and Mail best book. Her second book, Age of Creativity: Art, Memory, My Father, and Me, will be published this fall. Urquhart’s freelance writing has appeared in Hakai Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and The Walrus among other publications. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.