This well-packaged and exhaustive volume is the first reliable source of biographical information on the woman who was special agent Dana Scully. Tracing Anderson's life from her globetrotting childhood and her tempestuous teenage punk years, it describes how Anderson landed her groundbreaking role and her adjustment to the ferocious schedule involved in shooting her hit TV series The X-Files. The book features a critical episode guide (complete through the fourth season), with writer/director cross-references and a focus on the development of Scully as a character; a synopsis and filmography of Anderson's professional career (including theatrical roles); an exclusive 16-page centrespread folio of full-color Anderson pics; new interviews with Anderson and X-Files creator Chris Carter; and comics, spoofs, and a guided tour through the many Anderson/X-Files netsources and websites.
About the author
GIL ADAMSON is the critically acclaimed author of Ridgerunner, which won the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail and the CBC. Her first novel, The Outlander, won the Dashiell Hammett Prize for Literary Excellence in Crime Writing, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the ReLit Award, and the Drummer General’s Award. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, CBC Canada Reads, and the Prix Femina in France; longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and chosen as a Globe and Mail and Washington Post Top 100 Book. She is also the author of a collection of linked stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau, and two poetry collections, Primitive and Ashland. She lives in Toronto.