Kyo Maclear is an essayist, novelist and children’s author. She was born in London, England and moved to Toronto at the age of four with her British father (a foreign correspondent and documentary filmmaker) and Japanese mother (a painter and art dealer). Her books have been translated into fifteen languages, published in over twenty countries, and garnered numerous award nominations. Kyo holds a doctorate in environmental humanities, and is on faculty with The Humber School for Writers and associate faculty with the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA. She has presented at universities, schools and festivals around the world.