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Andrea Curtis

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Andrea Curtis is a Toronto writer and editor.

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 is published in Canada, the US and UK. The Stop is 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  first YA novel comes out in spring 2018. It's called Big Water and will be published by Orca Books. Her new children's book is Eat This! How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and how to fight back) to be published in 2017. It's a followup to What's for Lunch? How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World (both from Red Deer Press).

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.

She is represented by Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists.

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Publications

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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