About the Author

Sidura Ludwig has wanted to be a writer since she could hold a pen. Now she’s an award-winning author of books for adults and children. Her short-story collection You Are Not What We Expected (House of Anansi, 2020) won the Vine Literary Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award. Her novel Holding My Breath (Key Porter Books, 2007) was shortlisted for the Winnipeg Book Award. She has two books for kids coming out in 2024: her debut picture book, Rising (Candlewick Press), will be released in the spring; her debut middle grade novel Swan (Nimbus Publishing) in the fall.

Sidura has worked as a radio journalist for CBC, a communications specialist in the UK and a copywriter for not-for-profit organizations. She holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught creative writing workshops, both online and in person, for over 30 years.

Sidura loves leading workshops with young writers, connecting with readers through book club talks and presenting to community groups. Click here to connect with Sidura and for more details.

Originally from Winnipeg, MB, Sidura has lived in Toronto, Ottawa and Birmingham, UK. She currently lives in Thornhill, ON with her husband, three children and a geriatric Havanese dog.

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Deeply Rendered

“Every single character is deeply rendered, every experience detailed beautifully, every story crafted with lucidity and poise…”

– Jennifer Manuel, author of The Heaviness of Things That Float.

 Highly Visceral

“A gorgeous, highly visceral, deeply felt collection of linked stories about how families work — and don’t work — together. The Levine family is unforgettable.”

– Jami Attenberg, author of All This  Could Be Yours


“I fell more and more in love with the people in these linked stories as I read. Each story reveals a striking new facet of experience, a shift in perspective, an unexpected complication. “

– Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light