Eliza Robertson was born in Vancouver and grew up on Vancouver Island. She attended the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, where she received the 2011 Man Booker Scholarship. In 2013, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and was a finalist for the CBC Short Story Prize and Journey Prize. Her first story collection, Wallflowers, was shortlisted for the East Anglia Book award and selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. In 2015, she was named as one of five emerging writers for the Writers’ Trust Five x Five program. She lives in Montreal.