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Leah McLaren

Leah McLaren is an award-winning author and journalist. Her two novels, The Continuity Girl (2007) and A Better Man (2015) have been published in half a dozen countries and translated into several languages. Leah began her career as a columnist and feature writer for The Globe and Mail where she spent a decade on staff and was posted to the London bureau. She then spent ten years as the London-based Europe correspondent for Maclean’s. Her long-form investigative work and essays have been published around the world in outlets including The Guardian, The Observer Magazine, The Spectator, The Sunday Times Style Magazine, The Toronto Star, Toronto Life and elsewhere. She’s been nominated for multiple National Newspaper Awards and National Magazine Awards and won gold medals in the long features category. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages and adapted to film, television and radio. Leah was born and raised in Toronto and rural Ontario. Today she lives in North West London with her husband, three boys and Thomas Cromwell, a ruthless tabby ratter.