Kyo Maclear is a visual arts writer, novelist, and children’s author based in Toronto. She was born in London, England and moved to Toronto at the age of four with her father (a foreign correspondent and documentary filmmaker) and mother (a painter and art dealer).

Kyo holds an Honours B.A. in Fine Art and Art History and an M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Toronto, and has several scholarly publications to her credit. Her short fiction, essays and art criticism have been widely published and anthologized in North America, Europe and Asia/Australia.