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Donna Morrissey

Donna Morrissey was born on the north-west coast of Newfoundland. She began her writing career eight years ago. Since then she has produced two national bestselling novels, Downhill Chance and Kit's Law, both translated in Japanese, German and Dutch. Kit's Law won the Libris Award for first time author of the year, the International Winifred Holtby Award for Regional Fiction, and The Alex Award from the American Library Association. Downhill Chance was recently shortlisted for several awards and was the winner of the Thomas Raddall Award.

Two of her short stories were adapted to script and won the Atlantic Script Writing Competition two years in a row. One of the scripts, The Clothesline Patch, was aired nationally on CBC television and was nominated for two Geminis and was a 2002 winner. It went on to win five awards during its rounds in the film festivals, including best picture in the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Social Work from memorial University, and a diploma in Adult Education. Currently she lives in Halifax and is working on her third novel.

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