Sidura Ludwig


Sidura Ludwig grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has wanted to be a writer since she could hold a pen. She studied English and Creative Writing at York University in Toronto as an undergraduate student. She then went on to get a Masters of Journalism at Carleton University, but turned back to writing fiction as soon as she graduated. She’s worked in radio and communications, and lived in Ottawa and Birmingham, UK, before returning to settle in the Greater Toronto Area.

Sidura’s collection of short fiction, You Are Not What We Expected, is published in Canada and the US by House of Anansi Press (2020). Her novel Holding My Breath was published by Key Porter Books (Canada), Shaye Areheart Books (US), and Tindal Street Fiction (UK) in 2007. She was a finalist for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award as well as a runner-up in the Little Bird Short Story Contest judged by Edi Esuygan.

She is currently an MFA candidate in the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she’s working on picture books, a middle grade novel, and YA. She has been teaching creative writing since she was eighteen years old, and is currently on faculty with the Sarah Selecky Writing School.

Sidura lives in Thornhill with her husband, three children and their Havanese dog, Ella. She is represented by Jacqui Lipton.


Fun Fact: Sidura has a life-size mockup of a VIA Rail train coach in her basement.

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