Isabel Cañas a Mexican-American speculative fiction writer and graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop.

A PhD candidate of medieval Islamicate literature, she can often be found in the Persian poetry section of the university library, notebook in hand, daydreaming about Mongol queens and long-dead warlords.

Isabel knows nine languages and has lived in Mexico, Scotland, Egypt, Turkey, and Jordan. She currently divides her time between Chicago and New York. ​


She is represented by Kari Sutherland of Bradford Literary Agency.

Image courtesy of Kara A. Peruccio