Ann Marie MacDonald
- Category : Writers-Playwright-script
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 3
Canadian author, playwright, and actor living in Toronto.
Her play, "Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) won the Governor General's Award for Drama, the Chalmers Award for Outstanding Play and the Canadian Author's Association Award for Drama. She won a Gemini Award for her role in the film, "Where the Spirit Lives" and was nominated for a Genie for her role in "I've heard the Mermaids Singing."
Her first book, "Fall On Your Knees" is the winner of the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Fiction, the CAA Harlequin Literary Award for Fiction and the Dartmouth Award. It was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Trillium Award, the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel, and Britain's Orange Prize for Best Novel by a Woman Writer.
On January 24, 2002, Oprah Winfrey announced the choice of "Fall on Your Knees" as the latest book club selection, and MacDonald appeared on the Oprah show. Her second novel, "The Way the Crow Flies" was released in 2003; it earned her $1 million advance from the publisher.
She and her partner adopted a child in 2002.