ELIZA ROBERTSON's 2014 debut collection, Wallflowers, was shortlisted for the East Anglia Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Short Story Prize, and selected as a New York Times editor's choice book. Her critically acclaimed first novel, Demi-Gods, was published by Penguin Canada and Bloomsbury U.K. in 2017 and was a Globe & Mail and National Post book of the year. She studied creative writing at the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, where she received the Man Booker Scholarship and Curtis Brown Prize. In 2013, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Journey Prize and CBC Short Story Prize. Originally from Vancouver Island, Eliza lives in Montreal.

 Photo by  Ellie Gillard

Photo by Ellie Gillard

That's the official bio.

The unofficial bio goes something like this:

I'm a writer / teacher / astrologer.

My PhD is in rhythm.

My sun is in Sagittarius.

I also dance.