Ann-Marie MacDonald is a Canadian playwright, novelist, actor and broadcast journalist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. The daughter of a member of Canada's military, she was born at an air force base near Baden-Baden, West Germany.
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 Author's 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.
MacDonald was bullied in her school days for being a lesbian."I've experienced some hazing by the hands of some girls that were supposed to be my friends because I wasn't much of a "girl". Being pointed out for being different at that age is very hard and keeping a strong head will allow you to get past it. Once you get passed those people that you have no idea what can open up for you and you have no idea just how much better it can be in your life.
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Posted By: Woven |
1/29/14 12:35 PM
With oppression comes motivation and with motivation comes success. Very happy for Ann-Marie