About

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Emily Saso (say-so) writes fiction and screenplays.
Her voice, dark humour and style have been compared to Aimee Bender and Margaret Atwood.

She loves television and movies as much as she loves books, and is currently writing two TV pilots and a feature. She’s a proud alum of the Women on Screen screenwriting incubator, The Summer Institute of Film and TV, and the Comedy Girl stand-up training programme.

Emily got her master’s in international security studies from York University—a degree that comes in handy when she watches Homeland. And yes, Emily is married, sorry. But maybe you could be friends?

Emily was awarded an Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve grant and made the longlist for the CBC Short Story contest. From Ottawa originally, she’s lived in Toronto since 1999. She is a dog person, loves the smell of underground parking lots, tweets from @EmilySaso1 and blogs about the writing life at egoburn.blogspot.comThe Weather Inside is her first novel. She is hard at work on her second.

Author photo by Anthony Tummillo