Kyo Maclear was born in England and grew up in Toronto. Her debut novel, The Letter Opener, won the K.M. Hunter Artist Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. While her new novel, Stray Love, is entirely a work of fiction, it is informed by her experience of living with her father, a foreign correspondent who recorded the first interviews with American POWs in North Vietnam. Maclear is also an award-winning visual arts writer and the author of two children’s books, Spork and Virginia Wolf.