Kyo Maclear’s first novel was The Letter Opener, a finalist for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada 2007 First Novel Award and the 2008 Evergreen Award. It was first published by HarperCollins Canada under the Phyllis Bruce imprint in Spring 2007, and released in paperback by Harper Perennial in Spring 2008. Her second novel, Stray Love (2012), also published by HarperCollins Canada, received a starred review from Quill and Quire and was a 2012 Amazon Editor’s Pick.
Kyo is also the author of Beclouded Visions: Hiroshima-Nagasaki and the Art of Witness, published by the State University of New York Press in December 1998. The book was praised by The National Post as an “original and philosophical treatise” and by Books in Canada for its “articulate and elegant prose”.
Her essays have been anthologized in: Private Investigators: Undercover in Public Spaces (Banff Centre Press); Witness & Memory: The Discourse of Trauma (Routledge); Like Mangoes in July: The Work of Richard Fung (Insomniac Press); ReMembering the Body (Hatje Cantz); Intersecting Circles: The Voices of Hapa Women in Poetry and Prose (Bamboo Ridge Press); and Taking Risks: Literary Journalism from the Edge (Banff Centre Press)
She is the author of six internationally published children’s books: Spork and Virginia Wolf, Mr. Flux, Julia, Child, The Specific Ocean and The Good Little Book. kyomaclearkids.ca
ESSAYS, REVIEWS AND ARTICLES
Kyo’s essays, reviews and articles have been published in Shambhala Sun, Brick, Canadian Art, The Millions, The Literary Review of Canada, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Saturday Night, This Magazine, Fuse, Prefix Photo, Azure, Quill and Quire, Asia Art Pacific, Toronto Life and C Magazine.
In addition to her own writing, she has also had the privilege of editing several art, architectural, and design monographs, including:
Andrew Rucklidge Paintings 2005 – 2007 (Christopher Cutts, 2008); Incomplete Manifesto for Growth by Bruce Mau (BMD, 2007); Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg: A Monograph (Birkhauser, 2003); Aiko Suzuki: Selected Works 1973 – 2003 (Gendai Gallery, 2003); Tokyo Think Zone Life Style (Mori Gallery, 2002); Mark di Suvero (Gagosian Gallery, 2001); Pop Art: The John and Kimiko Powers Collection (Gagosian Gallery, 2001); Lepanto: Cy Twombly (Gagosian Gallery, 2001); and Life Style by Bruce Mau (Phaidon, 2000).