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Andrea Curtis

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Andrea Curtis writes books for adults and young people.

Andrea's first YA novel was published in spring 2018 by Orca. Inspired by the true story of a Georgian Bay shipwreck, it's called Big Water. Her new nonfiction children's book is Eat This! How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and how to fight back). It's a followup to What's for Lunch? How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World (both from Red Deer Press).

Her latest book for adults is The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement (2013), written with Nick Saul. It was published in Canada, the US and UK. The Stop was a bestseller and won the Taste Canada Food Writing award and Heritage Toronto Award of Merit. It was also nominated for the Toronto Book Award and the OLA Evergreen Award.

Andrea's critically acclaimed creative nonfiction book Into the Blue: Family Secrets and the Search for a Great Lakes Shipwreck (Random House) won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.

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

Before beginning to write full-time, Andrea was an editor at Toronto Life, Shift and editor-in-chief of This magazine, one of Canada’s oldest progressive magazines about politics and culture.

Andrea is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal where she studied history.

 

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Publications

Big Water. Orca, 2018
Eat this!: how fast food marketing gets you to buy junk (and how to fight back) . Red Deer Press, 2018
The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement. Random House, 2013
What's for Lunch? How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World. Red Deer Press, 2012
Into the Blue: Family Secrets and the Search for a Great Lakes Shipwreck. Random House, 2004

Awards

Taste Canada Food Writing Ward winner (Culinary Narrative) for The Stop, 2014
Heritage Toronto Award of Merit for The Stop, 2014
Toronto Book Award nominee for The Stop, 2014
OLA Evergreen Award nominee for The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, 2014
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee for What's for Lunch?, 2014-2015
Edna Stabler Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2004
International Regional Magazine Gold Award, Profiles, 2009
National Magazine Award Honourable Mention: Science, Technology, Environment, 2008
National Magazine Award Honourable Mention: Health/Medicine & Short Essay, 2007
International Regional Magazine Gold Award: Public Issues, 2006
National Magazine Award Honourable Mention: Health/Medicine, 2005
International Regional Magazine Award of Merit: Historical Features, 2004
National Magazine Award Honourable Mention: One of a Kind, 2001
National Magazine Award Honourable Mention: One of a Kind, 1998
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

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