Andrea Curtis is an award-winning writer and editor whose work has been published and translated around the world.

Her book, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, written with Nick Saul, won the Taste Canada Food Writing Award. It also won an Award of Merit at the Heritage Toronto Awards, and was nominated for the Toronto Book Award and the OLA Evergreen Award. Her first book, the critically acclaimed creative nonfiction work Into the Blue: Family Secrets and the Search for a Great Lakes Shipwreck won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.

Andrea also writes for young people, including the YA novel Big Water, and an ongoing series of picture books that looks at urban systems and sustainability. The series includes A Forest in the City, City of Water, City Streets are for People  and most recently, City of Neighbors

Andrea’s bestselling kids’ nonfiction include What’s for Lunch? How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World  and Eat This! How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and how to fight back), which was named one of the best books of the year by both Kirkus Review and School Library Journal. It was also an OLA Best Bet and nominated for the Red Cedar Book Award.

Her writing has appeared in Toronto Life, Cottage Life, Chatelaine, Canadian Geographic, Explore, This Magazine, Utne Reader, The Globe & Mail, The National Post and Today’s Parent, among other publications.

Andrea also teaches creative writing to kids and volunteers on the board of Word-Play, a nonprofit community-based organization that is focused on the joy of reading and writing.

Andrea grew up in Barrie, Ontario. She’s a graduate of McGill University where she studied history. She lives in Toronto with her family.

Andrea’s appearance is supported by Queen’s University Library

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