Marina Endicott is the author of several critically acclaimed novels. Her first, Open Arms, received a nomination for the Amazon First Novel Award. She followed it up with Good to a Fault, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Canada/Caribbean, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was featured on the 2010 edition of Canada Reads. Her most recent books include The Little Shadows and Close to Hugh, both of which were longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Born in Golden, B.C., Endicott now lives in Edmonton, Alta.