Samantha Warwick
Photo credit (above) Monique de St-Croix | Giller Light Bash 2019 | Photo credit (home page) by Jared Sych for Avenue Magazine YYC


Samantha Warwick (she/her) was born in Montreal, and—though she spent years in Vancouver, and now lives and writes from a cabin on the edge of the Rockies—remains inspired by her roots in Quebec.

Samantha is the author of the novel Sage Island, nominated for an Alberta Book Award and recently named one of Canada’s top ten and most commonly taught texts to use sport in literature. Her essays and poetry have been broadcast on CBC Radio and appeared in various literary and commercial publications including the Globe & Mail, GeistEventDog Eyes Magazine and FASHION.

For over a decade, Sam directed literary events for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta where she interviewed dozens of authors about their creative process, including Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap, Barracuda) and Anna Porter (Kasztner’s Train). In 2019, she received a leadership award from Frontier College for her dedication toward the cause of literacy in Canada. She is now at work on her second novel.

Samantha will interview Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See, Cloud Cuckoo Land, forthcoming September 2021) on Friday, May 28 | 2021 at 7:00 p.m. MST via Zoom, hosted by the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society.