BA (Hons.) in English Language and Literature, Queen’s University
MA Writing for Children, University of Winchester (England)
Olivia Robinson is a champion of children’s literature and she has worked in the book publishing industry for four years. Her master’s dissertation, “In Search of ‘Acá nada’: Canadian Children’s Literature”, tackled the challenges of writing Canadian historical fiction for middle-grade audiences. Its accompanying creative piece, A Place Called Nowhere, was a dual-protagonist novel set during the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837. Her personal essays have been featured in HuffPost Canada and The Globe and Mail. In June 2017, she won first-prize in Historica Canada’s Votes for Women writing contest (young adult category). Her areas of academic interest include Canadian politics, feminism, literature, health and wellness, and social issues affecting children. Olivia is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan living in Ottawa.