Lynn Coady is a short story writer and novelist originally from Nova Scotia. Her first novel, Strange Heaven, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award in 1998. She has since published the novels Saints of Big Harbour, Mean Boy and The Antagonist and the short story collection Hellgoing. In 2016, she gave a lecture about the future of reading titled Who Needs Books?
Hellgoing won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2013.