Linda’s novel, Sussex Drive, was published by Random House Canada in 2012 and was a CBC Bookie Awards nominee in the comedy category. Linda’s story collection, Marine Life, was published in Canada (HarperCollinsCanada), the U.S. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and Germany (Residenz Verlag), and was made into a feature film. As well, it was an LA Times First Book Award nominee. Her stories have appeared in Seventeen, Room, The Atlantic, Saturday Night, Prairie Schooner, Epoch, Fiddlehead, O. Henry Prize Stories, Best Canadian Stories and other anthologies such as The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English, The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories, I Know Some Things: Stories About Childhood by Contemporary Writers, edited by Lorrie Moore, and The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, 8th Edition. Linda graduated with her MFA from Columbia University, held the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford and the Bunting Fellowship at Radcliffe, and received two National Endowment of the Arts Awards.
Linda recently received CMF funding ($20,000) to develop Lunch, a half-hour dramedy series. She also created a one-hour pilot script for a limited crime series. She co-produced and co-wrote Human Cargo, CBC’s six-hour dramatic limited series about the impact of war and globalization upon refugees, which shot in Vancouver and South Africa. The series garnered the 2004 Peabody Award, the Robert Wagner Narrative Screenwriting Award from the Columbus International Film and Television Festival, as well as seven Geminis. It was invited to the Rencontres Internationales de Télévision in Reims, France, and sold to 82 countries. Other long-form writing credits include Murder Unveiled (with Brian McKeown), At The End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story, and The Diviners, adapted from the Margaret Laurence novel. She has written episodes for Airwaves and These Arms of Mine. In 2006, she received the John Simon Guggenheim Award.
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