Samantha Ellis is a playwright and journalist. The daughter of Iraqi-Jewish refugees, she grew up thinking her family had traveled everywhere by magic carpet. From an early age she knew she didn’t want their version of a happy ending — marriage to a nice Iraqi-Jewish boy — so she read books to find out what she did want. Her plays include Patching Havoc, Sugar and Snow, and Cling To Me Like Ivy, and she is a founding member of women’s theatre company Agent 160. She lives in London.
ARTICLES FEATURING SAMANTHA
“The Little Mermaid” and Other Tales of Becoming
Busting the myths of great literary heroines with playwright Samantha Ellis....