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.

Her short fiction, essays and art criticism have been widely pub­lished and 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 under the title A Thou­sand Tiny Truths.

She is rep­re­sented by Jackie Kaiser of Westwood Creative Artists.