Lisa Rochon is a bestselling author and two-time winner of the National Newspaper Awards. She writes non-fiction (Up North, Where Canada's Architecture Meets the Land, Key Porter Books, 2005) and fiction (Tuscan Daughter, Harper Collins, 2021) as well as essays (AIR, Food, The MIT Press, 2010). As the Globe and Mail's architecture critic she wrote hundreds of national columns on contemporary architecture and the reasons why cities rise and fall. Her debut novel Tuscan Daughter was an instant bestseller for Canadian fiction and is translated into Italian and published by Newton Compton Editori. She is currently writing a novel set in 20th-century Paris commissioned by Harper Collins.