MEG TILLY is the author of two adult novels, Singing Songs (Penguin/Dutton, A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, 1994) and Gemma (St. Martin’s Press.) Her first YA novel, Porcupine was released by Tundra/McClelland & Stewart in Sept 2007, and was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize, The Canadian Libraries Association Best Children’s Book 2008 and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award 2008 It also was an Ontario Library Top Ten Best Bets 2008. First Time, a reluctant reader, was released by Orca in Nov 2008. She also blogs for Huffington Post Canada when she is so inclined.
Tilly is known for her work in the acting arena as well. Some of her better known films include, The Big Chill and Agnes of God, for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar.
At present she is both writing and dipping her toe back in the acting world. In the summer 2011, she appeared as Martha, in the Blue Bridge production of Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf. And this winter played Lorna, a supervisor at a munitions factory in Global’s 6-part dramatic series, “Bomb Girls,” which has been picked up for another 12 episodes and will start shooting in August.
She is delighted to have been given the chance to work on, The Real Life? with such a wonderful group of actors under the direction of the very talented Richard Rose.