Kyo MaclearKyo Maclear is a novelist, essayist and children’s author. She was born in London, England and moved to Toronto at the age of four with her father (a foreign cor­re­spondent and doc­u­mentary filmmaker) and mother (a painter and art dealer).

Kyo holds an Honors B.A. in Fine Art and Art History and an M.A. in Cultural Studies from the Uni­versity of Toronto, and has several scholarly pub­li­cations to her credit. She is a doctoral can­didate at York Uni­versity where she holds a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Her short fiction, essays and art criticism have been pub­lished in Brick, Border Crossings, The Millions, The Volta, Prefix Photo, Canadian Art, Resilience, The Guardian, Uppercase, Quill and Quire, Shambhala Sun, Toronto Life, Azure, Brain Child, Saturday Night, The Globe and Mail, among other pub­li­cations. Her work has been anthol­ogized in North America, Europe and Asia/Australia.

Her debut novel, The Letter Opener (Harper­Collins), was a finalist for the 2007 Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award and in 2009, she was awarded the K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature.

Her sec­ond novel, Stray Love (2012), received a starred review from Quill and Quire and was an Amazon Editor’s Pick. It is pub­lished by Harper­Collins Canada and by Picador/Pan Macmil­lan Australia.

Kyo lives in Toronto where she shares a home with two sons, two cats, and a musician.

She is rep­re­sented by Jackie Kaiser of Westwood Creative Artists.