Growing up in Sheffield and London, England, Margaret Hollingsworth wrote plays and worked in theatre while still a teenager before she immigrated to Canada in 1968, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.F.A., while continuing her writing career. A regular contributor to CBC radio, Hollingsworth has won two ACTRA awards for radio drama. Her non-dramatic writing includes the screenplay for a feature film adaptation of Jane Rule’s Memory Board, and a collection of short stories, Smiling Under Water. A collection of her plays, Willful Acts, was published by Talonbooks in the Spring of 1998. She has served as playwright-in-residence at the Stratford Festival, Concordia University and the University of Western Ontario. She currently lives and writes in Toronto.