Anja Nov is an illustrator and researcher based in Vancouver. She is a self-taught artist with a background in research-creation and cultural geography. In 2020, Anja won the Award of Excellence in Oral History for Alley Atlas, her illustrated atlas of Montreal’s Bishop/Mackay alleyway. From there, she dove into drawing as a means of connecting with the natural world around her. In July 2021, her illustrations of the Garden City Lands Park, Ode to the Garden City Lands, were exhibited as posters in the City of Richmond’s Columns project. She has exhibited various works in Vancouver and Montreal, and lives between those two cities and her hometown of Pula, Croatia. She is currently working on a new series of illustrations, entitled Seeds, that explores the connection between nature and human sensuality.