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Antonia Banyard

Antonia Banyard

Photo: Jess Phillips

Antonia Banyard is the author of one novel for adults, four non-fiction books for middle readers and two board books. She has a BA (University of Victoria) and a MPhil (University of Queensland), both in Writing. She has worked in book publishing and/or graphic design for 20-plus years. She emigrated from Zambia to Canada as a child and currently lives in Nelson, BC.  

Email:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
City:
Nelson
Province:
BC
Genre:
fiction, children's non-fiction, children's fiction
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Be the Change: Rob Greenfield's Call to Kids, Making a Difference in a Messed-Up World. 2022, Greystone Kids
City Bugs and City Critters (2 board books). 2018, Annick
Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food. 2017, Annick
Water Wow! An Infographic Exploration. 2016, Annick
Never Going Back. 2010, Thistledown
Dangerous Crossings! (True Stories From the Edge series). 2007, Annick

Awards

Silver Birch Award, nominee for Water Wow! and Eat Up!, 2017 & 2018
Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, nominee for Water Wow!, 2017
American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, winner for Water Wow!, 2018
Green Book Festival Award, winner for Water Wow!, 2018
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

My interactive, visual presentations on water, food, and sustainable living cover topics including science, social issues, and the environment.

Presentation Length:
1 hour
Genre:
children's non-fiction
Grades:
7-14 years, grades 2-8
Audience Size:
up to 30 in person
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Length:
up to 1 hour
School Intended Audience:
7-14 years, grades 2-8
School Audience Size:
up to 60 in person
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes