Miriam Edelson is a neurodivergent social activist, settler, writer and mother living in Toronto, Canada. Her literary non-fiction, personal essays and commentaries have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, various literary journals including Dreamers Magazine, Collective Unrest, Writing Disorder, Palabras, Wilderness House Literary Review and on CBC Radio. Her short stories have been published by Narrative Northeast and The Wascana Review.
Her first book, “My Journey with Jake: A Memoir of Parenting and Disability” was published in April 2000. “Battle Cries: Justice for Kids with Special Needs” appeared in late 2005. She completed a doctorate in 2016 at University of Toronto focused upon Mental Health in the Workplace. “The Swirl in my Burl”, her collection of essays, came out in October 2022. “Deep Roots, New Threats: Confronting the Rising Right” ed. M. Edelson, is forthcoming in 2024.
The Swirl In My Burl: Essays
Miriam Edelson’s essay collection The Swirl in my Burl is marked by fearlessness, clear-eyed candor, and ultimately a sense of hope for a stubbornly difficult world. Whether exploring family, mental health, motherhood and creativity, grief, or more global issues such as anti-Semitism and the alt-right, Edelson writes with a compassionate intellect and an artist’s eye — a compelling combination.”
~ Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic and Desire
Deep Roots, New Threats: Confronting the Rising Right. ed. M. EdelsonForthcoming 2024
Battle Cries: Justice for Kids with Special Needs2005
My Journey with Jake: A Memoir of Parenting and Disability2000