Born in Belleville, Ontario, Marianne was educated at Carleton University, the Sorbonne and University of Toronto (MA 1981). She lived in Paris in the late 1970s and moved to Montreal in 1981. From 1998 to 2004, she lived in La Roque Alric, France. She is married to Gwyn Campbell, research professor of history at McGill University. Her daughter Fiona Ackerman is a painter in Vancouver. She has one grandchild, Oskar.rnrnMarianne has published eight books, including plays, novels and short fiction. Her play Triplex Nervosa premiered at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre in April of 2015. A comedy about art and real estate in Mile End, directed by Roy Surette, it was a critical and box office success. Venus of Dublin premiered at the Centaur in 2000 and received four subsequent productions in Ontario.