Linda Little's grew up on a small farm in Hawkesbury, Ontario, and studied at Queen's University in Kingston and at Memorial University in St. John's.
Since childhood, Linda Little has been fascinated by the emotional life of men, especially the tenderness between comrades, both real and fictional. She has found these intense feelings all the more compelling because they are usually concealed and seldom glimpsed by others and has built much of her fiction on the exploration of what lies behind these moments. Strong Hollow is Linda Little's first novel. It was a finalist for the Dartmouth Book Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize, and winner of the Cunard First Book Award. Strong Hollow also won the 2003 Lilla Stirling Award, Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Authors Association and was a finalist for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award.