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Gallery Room

Sonia Saikaley


Purchases from this Artist's Gallery Room must be made directly with each publisher of the individual books.

Simply click on the book and you will be linked directly to the site for a description of the book and on-line purchasing. 

Sonia Saikaley was born and raised in Ottawa to a big Lebanese family. The daughter of a shopkeeper, she had access to all the treats she wanted. Years ago she belly-danced her way across Northern Japan and taught English there, too. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and the Humber School for Writers.


Her first book, The Lebanese Dishwasher, co-won the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest.


She has two poetry collections Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter and A Samurai’s Pink House.


Her novel, The Allspice Bath, was the 2020 IPPY Gold Medal winner and the 2020 International Book Awards winner for Multicultural Fiction and a finalist in the 2020 Ottawa Book Awards.


Her first children’s picture book, Samantha’s Sandwich Stand, was published by Renaissance Press in September 2021. 


She is currently working on a novel called Jasmine Season on Hamra Street, which was awarded an Ontario Arts Council grant.

Sonia has been a part of Art in the Neighbourhood since 2018.

Prices range from $15 to $25

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