Jennifer McCartney is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books translated into 25+ languages. These include The Joy of Series (W.W. Norton) and the Animal Philosophy Series (HarperCollins UK) as well as the humorous handbook, So You Want to Move to Canada, Eh? (Running Press) and The Rodent Not Taken: And Other Poems by Cats (Countryman Press). She has written about utopias, time machines, and train travel for outlets like BBC Radio 4, The Atlantic, Architectural Digest, Vice Magazine, Teen Vogue, Curbed, and CBC.
In addition to non-fiction, she has published one novel Afloat (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin UK), a Canadian bestseller. The Times Literary Supplement called the debut “powerfully evoked…riotous, and disquieting.”
Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, she has lived in four countries and held 27 jobs including at a ski resort, an amusement park, and on an island in the Great Lakes. She has degrees from the University of Guelph the University of Glasgow. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.