Erin Bow is a physicist turned poet turned children’s novelist, whose honours include the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the CBC Literary Award for poetry, and a Governor General’s Award. Her earlier novels for young readers are Plain Kate, Sorrow’s Knot, The Scorpion Rules and The Swan Riders. Erin’s day job is writing about things like black holes and quantum gravity at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Her novels are written in a shed in her beloved garden, in the rotating company of two joyfully creative kids, a big goofy dog, and an unnerving number of shed spiders.
Erin’s latest book, the middle-grade novel Stand on the Sky was the winner of the Governor General’s Award for Young People’s Literature – Text and is short-listed for many other prestigious awards.