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Mary Lawson

Canada (b.1946)

Mary Lawson is a Canadian novelist. Born in southwestern Ontario, she spent her childhood in Blackwell, Ontario and is a distant relative of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. Lawson moved to England after graduating from McGill University with a psychology degree in 1968. She also married in England, has two grown up sons and now lives in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey. Her two novels to date, both published by Knopf Canada were set in Northern Ontario.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Crow Lake (2002)
   The Other Side of the Bridge (2006)
   Road Ends (2013)
   A Town Called Solace (2021)
Mary Lawson recommends
Snow Road Station (2023)
Elizabeth Hay
"Joyous and lyrical, Snow Road Station is an ode to the North, in fact an ode to life itself, and all its possibilities."

Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Other Side of the Bridge
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2021) : A Town Called Solace

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