Sigal Samuel is an editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees coverage of religion around the world. Previously she worked as an editor and writer at The Forward and The Daily Beast. She has also published work in the RumpusBuzzFeedElectric LiteratureTablet, and the Walrus. She has appeared on NPR, BBC, CBC, and Huffington Post Live. Her journalism has won recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Jewish Press Association. Her novel, The Mystics of Mile End, was nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and won the fiction prize at the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards. It deals with the intersection of mysticism, madness, and mathematics. Sigal earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and her BA in Philosophy from McGill University. Originally from Montreal, she now lives in Washington, DC.