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. Her critically acclaimed first novel, Demi-Gods, was a Globe & Mail and National Post book of the year and the winner of the 2018 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize. 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 addition to being shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize and Journey Prize, Eliza’s stories have won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and 2017 Elizabeth Jolley 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.