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Andrea Curtis is an award-winning writer whose work has been published around the world. She writes in many different categories, including creative nonfiction, memoir, essays, fiction and books for younger readers. Her subject matter is wide and varied but includes nature writing, architecture, literature, food, history and women’s health. Her first book, Into the Blue: Family Secrets and the Search for a Great Lakes Shipwreck won the Edna Staebler Creative Nonfiction Award.  The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, co-written with Nick Saul, was an international bestseller. Andrea also writes books for young people and teaches creative writingShe lives in Toronto with her family.

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Andrea’s essay on building community and finding a city of neighbours (timed to coincide with her new book!) recently appeared in Toronto’s Globe and Mail. Read it here. She also wrote about finding the wild in the city here. You can find out more about her other new books for young readers on her children’s book site. The fourth book in the Groundwood ThinkCities series called City of Neighbors is available now!

The wreck of the J.H. Jones, found after more than a century beneath the waves.

The wreck of the J.H. Jones, which Andrea wrote about in her first book, Into the Blue, was discovered on the bottom of Georgian Bay by a dedicated group of shipwreck hunters. See their extraordinary video footage here.
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