Born in Toronto, Ontario, to writers Dave Godfrey and Ellen Godfrey. As a child her family relocated to Victoria, British Columbia. Godfrey attended the University of Toronto and Sarah Lawrence College, from which she received a MFA in Creative Writing.
Her first book, Torn Skirt (2001), a novel, was shortlisted for the 2002 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.
Rebecca Godfrey recommends
The Little Clan (2018)
Iris Martin Cohen
"Like an Edith Wharton in the East Village, Iris Cohen mines the ambitions and desires of young women seeking to find a place in elite social circles. The Little Clan is a charming, captivating read, but it's also a witty, fiercely intelligent look at the the ways women are lost and saved by dangerous friendships and literary obsessions."