Mary Lawson is a Canadian author. Her first novel, Crow Lake (2002), is a tense and heart-breaking drama of family love and buried resentment set in rural Ontario, which won the 2003 McKitterick Prize. Her second novel, The Other Side of the Bridge (2006), is the story of two generations of a family who are torn apart by the Second World War. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year and selected for the Richard and Judy book club. Her third novel, Road Ends (2013), describes the Cartwright family’s unravelling in the aftermath of a tragedy, set against the backdrop of a frozen landscape in the first half of the 20th century.