Playwright/actor Linda Griffiths is the winner of five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Gemini award, two Chalmers awards, the Quizanne International Festival Award and Los Angeles’s A.G.A. Award for her title performance in the John Sayles film Lianna. She’s been nominated twice for the Governor General’s Award. Her twelve plays include Chronic, Alien Creature, The Duchess: a.k.a Wallis Simpson and Maggie & Pierre. She is the co-author (with Maria Campbell) of The Book of Jessica.