Marian Botsford Fraser

Marian Botsford Fraser is an award-winning freelance writer, broadcaster, and critic whose work has appeared in Granta, The Walrus, The Globe & Mail, Literary Review of Canada and Toronto Life. She is the author of three nonfiction books—Requiem for My Brother; Solitaire: The Intimate Lives of Single Women; and Walking the Line: Travels Along the Canadian/American Border. Marian has won “Gold” in the National Magazine Awards and in 2009 won the CBC Literary Prize for Creative Nonfiction. She is a long-time contributor to CBC Radio's "Ideas” program, served as guest host for various CBC Radio programs and was Books Editor for Canadian MORE Magazine for five years. Marian is a past president of PEN Canada and currently chairs the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International, the oldest freedom of expression advocacy organization in the world. Marian lives in Toronto.