Mary Lawson

Genres: Fiction | Novel

Mary Lawson is a Canadian author. Her first novel, Crow Lake (2002) was published when Mary was 55 and it sold in 28 countries. It spent 75 weeks on the bestseller list in Canada, won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, was a New York Times bestseller and was chosen as a Book of the Year by the New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Washington Post and The Globe and Mail. Her second novel, The Other Side of the Bridge (2006), is the compelling and vivid story of two generations of a family who are tragically torn apart by the Second World War, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year and selected for the Richard and Judy book club. Her third novel, Road Ends (2013), tells the enthralling tale of the Cartwright family unravelling in the aftermath of a tragedy, set against the chilling backdrop of a frozen landscape in the first half of the 20th century. Mary’s fourth novel A Town Called Solace was published by Chatto & Windus in February 2021 and was longlisted for the 2021 Man Booker Prize. Mary lives in the UK.

Mary will take part in an online event as part of this year’s West Cork Literary Festival

Arts Council 70
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
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