Leah McLaren is a Globe and Mail columnist and Europe correspondent for Maclean’s. In 2013, she won a gold National Magazine Award in the arts feature category for her work in Toronto Life magazine.

Her first novel, The Continuity Girl, published by HarperCollins Canada and Hachette US, was a national bestseller, spending nine weeks on the Globe and Mail bestseller list.

Leah was born in rural Ontario, grew up in a small town and now splits her time between Toronto and London, England, where she shares a home with her husband and son.