Hi, I’m Amanda Lewis, an award-winning book editor based in Vancouver, Canada.
I edit fiction and non-fiction in numerous categories, but specialize in memoir/biography, business, tech, activism, and “big ideas.”
Books I’ve worked on have become #1 national and international bestsellers, and won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, RBC Taylor Prize, Governor General’s Literary Award, BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, Hilary Weston/Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, Banff Mountain Book Award for Adventure Travel, Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, and Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.
Formerly an editor at Penguin Random House Canada in Toronto, I am currently Editorial Director at Page Two. I’m also co-founder and Literary Director of The Reading Line, a unique literary festival on two wheels.
I tend to live by Sister Corita Kent’s seventh rule: “The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things.” But in recent years I’ve also been rejoicing in idle moments, which I think is my own rule for catching on to things.