Ann-Marie MacDonald

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Ann-Marie MacDonald
Born (1958-10-29) October 29, 1958 (age 57)
CFB Baden-Soellingen, West Germany
Occupation Playwright, Novelist, Actor, Broadcast Journalist
Nationality Canadian
Notable works Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
Fall on Your Knees
The Way the Crow Flies
Spouse Alisa Palmer

Ann-Marie MacDonald (born October 29, 1958) is a Canadian playwright, novelist, actor and broadcast journalist who lives in Montreal, Quebec. The daughter of a member of Canada's military, she was born at an air force base near Baden-Baden, West Germany. She is of Lebanese descent through her mother.[1]

MacDonald won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for her first novel, Fall on Your Knees, which was selected as a "pick" for Oprah Winfrey's Book Club. She received the Governor General's Award for Literary Merit, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award for her play, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).

MacDonald hosted the CBC documentary series Life and Times from 1996 to 2007, and currently hosts CBC's flagship documentary program, Doc Zone. She appeared in the films I've Heard the Mermaids Singing and Better Than Chocolate, among others. Her 2003 novel, The Way the Crow Flies, was partly inspired by the Steven Truscott case.

MacDonald's partner is playwright and theatre director Alisa Palmer.[2][3]




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  1. ^ Helen Chryssides, "Prose, plays and the joy of creating", The Canberra Times, 9 April 2000, p. 20
  2. ^ Cole, Susan G. (September 25 – October 1, 2003). "Ann-Marie MacDonald". Now Toronto. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
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