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, storyteller, writing instructor and an occasional actor in unexpected places.
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.
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