Antonia Banyard

Antonia Banyard

Photo Credit: Jakob Dulisse

Antonia (Toni) Banyard is terrible at every sport except swimming. She can float with the best of them, and competed in synchronized swimming throughout high school and university. One of her first jobs was as a lifeguard and swimming instructor.

Toni also drinks a lot of water, and got very thirsty while writing Water Wow!: An Infographic Exploration (2016). Presumably, she also likes to eat and got very hungry writing her latest book in collaboration with Paula Ayer: Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food (Spring 2017).

Toni was born in South Africa, and moved to Canada with her family when she was four years old. She is the youngest, so she is the only one in her family with a Canadian accent. (Annick Press)