Marina Endicott

Marina Endicott (born 1958 in Golden, British Columbia, Canada ) is a Canadian writer who wrote novels and short stories. Her second novel, Good to a Fault, won the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Canada and the Caribean and was on the shortlist for the Giller Prize. Previously she worked as an actress and dramaturg.


Marina Endicott was born in 1958 in Golden, British Columbia, and grew up in Halifax and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, as well as in Toronto, Ontario, on.

She worked as an actress before moving to London, England, pulled where she turned to writing. After she returned to Canada in 1984, where she worked as a theater director and dramaturge in Saskatoon. For several years she was the dramaturge at the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre. In 1992 she moved on to the west of Canada, when she and her husband Peter Ormshaw after Mayerthorpe, Alberta followed, where he began his service with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Since then, both lived in Cochrane and Edmonton and have two children. She is currently living in Edmonton, Alberta.

When asked why Endicott had changed their professional orientation, she replied: "Being an actor Is not an easy life. The work is so ephemeral ... I write novels instead of plays because i like the intimate link of the silent writer and the silent reader ".

Endicott's first short story appeared in 1985. Their stories were summarized in the anthology Coming Attractions and performed at the 1993 shortlisted for the Journey Prize. Her first novel, Open Arms (2001), was a finalist at / Books in Canada First Novel Award and was presented as an audio version of CBC Radio 's Between the Covers 2003. Your long poem about the Mayerthorpe incident, Mayerthorpe, was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Award in 2006. Her third novel, The Little Shadows, published in 2011 by Doubleday, has been on the shortlist for the Governor General's Award for Fiction.


  • Open Arms (2001) Douglas & McIntyre ISBN 978-1551119328
  • Good to a Fault ( 2008) Freehand Books ISBN 978-1551119991 The random family. From the Canadian English by Ulrike Wasel and Klaus Timmermann, Droemer, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-426-19876-6