Kyo Maclear is a Canadian writer, essayist and beloved children's author. She was born in London, England (to a British father and Japanese mother) and moved to Toronto at the age of four. Kyo's latest book Birds Art Life Death follows two artists on a yearlong adventure to find birds in a big city. It is an intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life—a field guide to things small and significant. Her books have been translated into twelve languages, and published in nineteen countries. Kyo now lives in Toronto, Canada, where she shares a home with two children, two cats, and a singer.