Amanda Lewis is in the business of reading. A longtime book editor, she’s now writing her first book, Tracking Giants, a travelogue/memoir about searching for the Champion trees of British Columbia, and revealing the best and biggest parts of ourselves in the process. Greystone Books will release Tracking Giants in fall 2021. Amanda’s creative practice explores limits, relationship, and how to find home in a vanishing world. 

Amanda worked for eight years at Penguin Random House Canada and is currently Editorial Director at Page Two. She has positioned and edited authors including Kate Harris, Michael Bungay Stanier, Edmund Metatawabin, Scott and Alison Stratten, Naomi Klein, Paul Seesequasis, John Vaillant, and Astra Taylor. She has also edited posthumous collections by Jane Jacobs and Carol Shields. Books she’s edited have become #1 national and international bestsellers; won the RBC Taylor Prize, Scotiabank Giller Prize, Governor General’s Literary Award, BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, Hilary Weston/Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, Edna Staebler Award for Non-Fiction, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, Ontario Legislative Assembly Speaker’s Book Award, and the Banff Mountain Book Award for Adventure Travel; and been nominated for the National Business Book Award, Danuta Gleed Literary Award, Trillium Book Award, and Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. In 2017 Amanda was a finalist for the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for her work on Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin.

Amanda is the co-founder and Literary Director of The Reading Line, a unique literary festival on two wheels. Born in Ireland, she now lives in unceded territories on the west coast of Canada.

Amanda is represented by Stephanie Sinclair.