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Canadian author Marina Endicott was born in Golden, British Columbia, and grew up in Nova Scotia and Toronto. She worked as an actor and director before moving to London, where she began to write fiction. She now teaches creative writing at the University of Alberta. She's had three plays produced and her long poem, The Policeman's Wife, some letters, was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards in 2006.
Marina's first novel, Open Arms, was nominated for the Amazon/Books In Canada First Novel award in 2002 and serialized on CBC Radio's Between the Covers. Good to a Fault (2009) was a finalist for the 2008 Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Canada and the Caribbean. The Little Shadows has recently been named on the longlist of the 2011 Giller Prize.
Who are some of your favourite authors and books? And why?
What was your life like as an actor / director before writing?
Do you have a character in The Little Shadows whom you are particularly fond of?
While writing, do you have any quirky habits?
What did you experience when you discovered you had won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Canada and the Caribbean?
What would you like your readers to take away from The Little Shadows?
Do you have any tips or advice for future writers?
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