Marnie Woodrow is the author of two short fiction collections: Why We Close Our Eyes When We Kiss, and In The Spice House, and two novels: Spelling Mississippi, a love story set in pre-Katrina New Orleans, and Heyday, published by Tightrope Books in Fall 2015. Spelling Mississippi was short-listed for the amazon.ca First Novel Prize. Her short fiction, poetry, essays and humour have appeared in magazines, newspapers and journals across North America. She is also a playwright, editor and writing instructor.
Heyday has received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine and Quill and Quire, among others. Heyday is a 2016 GOLDIE winner for General/Dramatic Fiction from the Golden Crown Literary Society in the USA. Most recently it won the Hamilton Arts Council 2016 Literary Prize for Fiction. It was also a finalist for the Toronto Book Award. The novel is currently being adapted as a feature film.
New projects in the works include a thriller and an autobiographical project. Marnie lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario with her wife, photographer Janette Woodrow.