Nancy Wigston was born in Montreal. After her family relocated to Toronto, she became a literature major and pursued graduate degrees in English from the University of Toronto, writing a PhD on Aldous Huxley as a satirist. She has lived in Cambridge, England and Penang, Malaysia. She now lives in Toronto where she has been a book critic and travel writer since 1980, publishing award-winning articles for numerous journals and magazines. A member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Travel Media Association of Canada, she often explores the places where her favorite writers have lived, including Aldous Huxley (French Riviera), D.H. Lawrence (Taos, New Mexico), and Nancy Huston (Paris.)