Marina Endicott began her career as an actor and director in Toronto and London, England, where she started to write fiction. Her debut novel, Open Arms, was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. Her second, Good to a Fault, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada/Caribbean), was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was a 2010 CBC Canada Reads selection. Her next, The Little Shadows, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as was her last book, Close to Hugh. Endicott lives in Edmonton, where she teaches at the University of Alberta.
A sweet-natured but sharp-eyed and quick-tongued social observer in the Jane Austen/Barbara Pym/Anne Tyler tradition, who can wring love, revulsion and hilarity in a single page.” — T.F. Rigelhof, The Globe and Mail