Andrea Curtis is an award-winning writer and editor.

Her latest book, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, written with Nick Saul, is a bestseller and a winner of the Taste Canada Food Writing Award. It also won an Award of Merit at the Heritage Toronto Awards, and was nominated for the Toronto Book Award and the OLA Evergreen Award. It is published by Random House in Canada and Melville House Press in the U.S. and U.K. Look for it at indie bookstores or order it here (Canada) or here and here (U.S.).

Her first children's book, What's for Lunch? How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World, from Red Deer Press, has received a number of awards since its publication in fall 2012. Ask your local indie bookstore to stock it or order here or here.

Andrea's 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.




Andrea has written about everything from women’s health to neighbourhood change, from personalities in the literary world to those in the urban forest.

Her writing has been awarded six Canadian National Magazine Awards plus three she shared with others. She has also won three International Regional Magazine Awards.

Andrea's essays have been anthologized in books that include Dropped Threads 3: Beyond the Small Circle (Random House) and City of Words: Toronto Through Her Writers’ Eyes (Cormorant Press).

Before beginning to freelance full-time, Andrea was an editor at Toronto Life, Shift and editor-in-chief of This magazine.

She has taught magazine packaging to adults and teaches creative writing to children for the Toronto nonprofit, Word-Play, where she also volunteers.

Andrea is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal where she studied history. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their two boys.       


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