Sigal Samuel is an award-winning novelist, journalist, essayist, and playwright. Currently the Religion Editor at The Atlantic, she previously worked as an editor at the Daily Beast and the Forward. She has also published work in the Rumpus, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Refinery 29, Tablet, and the Walrus. She has appeared on NPR, BBC, and Huffington Post Live. Her six plays have been produced in theaters from Vancouver to New York.

Sigal earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and her BA in Philosophy from McGill University. Originally from Montreal, she now lives in Washington, DC. The Mystics of Mile End, her debut novel, is nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award, and won the Fiction Prize at the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards and the Trade Fiction Book of the Year Award at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards in 2016.