MARY LAWSON was born and brought up in a small farming community in Ontario. She is the author Crow Lake, and The Other Side of the Bridge, both international bestsellers. Crow Lake was a New York Times bestseller and was chosen as a Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. The Other Side of the Bridge was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her novel Road Ends was a national bestseller and finalist for the Folio Prize. Lawson’s new novel, the Canadian bestseller, A Town Called Solace was just longlisted for the Man Booker Prize! Lawson lives in England but returns to Canada frequently.