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Sonia Saikaley

Photo: Nora Nesrallah 2012

Sonia Saikaley’s first book, "The Lebanese Dishwasher", co-won the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. Her first collection of poetry, "Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter", was published in 2012 and a second collection, "A Samurai’s Pink House", was published in 2017 by Inanna Publications. She is currently working on a novel called "Jasmine Season on Hamra Street", which was awarded an Ontario Arts Council grant. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she lives in her hometown of Ottawa, Canada. Visit her website at

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The Lebanese Dishwasher. Quattro Books, 2012
Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter. Mawenzi House, 2012
A Samurai's Pink House. Inanna Publications, 2017


Co-winner of the Ken Klonsky Novella Contest for The Lebanese Dishwasher, 2012
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