Lynn Coady's Strange Heaven was nominated for the Governor
General's Award for Fiction and the Books in Canada First Novel
Award, and won the Dartmouth Book Award and the Atlantic
Booksellers' Choice Award. She has since written three books of
fiction, Play the Monster Blind, Saints of Big Harbour, and Mean
Boy, all national bestsellers. Her work has appeared in Saturday
Night, This Magazine, and Chatelaine. She also writes a column on
relationships for The Globe and Mail.
Marina Endicott was born in British Columbia and worked as an
actor and director before going to London, England, where she began
to write fiction. Her novel Open Arms was nominated for the
Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and her second won the
Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Canada and Caribbean region.