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. Since returning to Canada in 1984, Marina has worked as Dramaturge at the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre and Associate Dramaturge at the Banff Centre's Playwrights Colony. 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 was named on the longlist of the 2011 Giller Prize.