Shauntay Grant

Shauntay Grant is an acclaimed poet and author of several picture books, including Sandy Toes, One Day, When I Wrap My Hair, and My Fade Is Fresh, which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Her picture book Africville won the 2019 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and was a finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards, the 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards, and the 2019 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. Grant is an assistant professor of creative writing at Dalhousie University, a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, and a former poet laureate of Halifax. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and loves to go sledding with her family in winter.