Profile

Martine Leavitt has published ten novels for young adults, most recently Calvin, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award of Canada.

My Book of Life by Angel was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year. Other titles by Leavitt include Keturah and Lord Death, a finalist for the National Book Award, Tom Finder, winner of the Mr. Christie Award, and Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her novels have been published in Japan, Korea, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Netherlands. She lives in High River, Alberta.

Education

MFA - Writing | VCFA

BA - English | University of Calgary

Selected work

Varian Johnson

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Kekla Magoon

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

An Na

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

Mary Quattlebaum

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

David Macinnis Gill

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Emily X.R. Pan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA