Mary Lawson’s first novel, Crow Lake, was loved by critics and readers all over the world. It was a New York Times bestseller, won the McKitterick Prize and the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and spent 75 weeks on the bestseller lists in her native Canada.
Her second novel The Other Side of the Bridge, was longlisted for the Booker Prize and selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Road Ends, Lawson’s third novel, described as ‘tender and surprising… a vivid and evocative tale’ in the New York Times was a bestseller in Canada. Her most recent novel, A Town Called Solace explores the relationships of three people drawn together by fate and the mistakes of the past. It is a darkly gripping tale, described by the Times as 'Kind and wise and brimful of empathy'. It was longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize.
Her books have been published in 33 countries and translated into 29 languages. She has sold over one million copies worldwide.
Mary moved to England from Canada in 1968, and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames