Josiah Neufeld


I’m a Canadian magazine journalist and fiction writer who grew up in Burkina Faso, studied creative writing at the University of British Columbia, and lives in Winnipeg. I write about Africa, religion, climate change, feminism, parenting and masculinity. My essays and journalism have appeared in The Walrus, Utne Reader, Hazlitt, The Globe & Mail, Eighteen BridgesQuill & Quire, The United Church Observer, The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen and Geez.

My essay on uncomfortable friendships in Burkina Faso was a finalist for a National Magazine Award, and I received an Amnesty International Media Award for reporting on rising seas in Bangladesh and the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award for a story about vengeance in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

My fiction has been published in Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly and Rhubarb and shortlisted for a Western Magazine Award and the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction.

I’m represented by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.