Eliza Robertson was born in Vancouver and grew up on Vancouver Island. She attended the creative writing programs at the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, where she received the 2011 Man Booker Scholarship. Her stories have been shortlisted for the Journey Prize and CBC Short Story Prize. In 2013, her story "We Walked On Water" co-won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her first collection, Wallflowers, came out this year with Hamish Hamilton Canada and Bloomsbury. She lives in England.