Rebecca Godfrey grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. She received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto, then attended graduate school at Sarah Lawrence College, where she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing. She is the recipient of two Yaddo Fellowships.In addition to Under the Bridge, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 2006 and the British Columbia Award for Canadian Nonfiction, she is the author of the novel The Torn Skirt. Godfrey lives in New York City.