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

William Alexander

Faculty Chair, MFA in WCYA

Sheela Chari

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Loree Griffin Burns

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

David Macinnis Gill

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Martine Leavitt

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Uma Krishnaswami

Faculty, MFA in WCYA