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Rosemary Sullivan

Photo: Juan Opitz 2002

Rosemary Sullivan was born in Montreal and has studied in Canada, the U.S. and England. She has published eleven books, including poetry, biography, literary criticism and literary journalism. She is the editor of seven anthologies of fiction, poetry, and essays for Oxford University Press, and Penguin Books. She currently teaches at the University of Toronto where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Creative Non-Fiction and Biographical Studies and is director of the MA program in English in the Field of Creative Writing.

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Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen. HarperCollins Canada, 1995.
Blue Panic (Poetry). Black Moss Press, 1991.
By Heart: Elizabeth Smart/A Life. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada; London: Lime Tree; Spain: Circe Press, 1991.
The Space a Name Makes (poetry). Black Moss Press, 1986.
The Garden Master. University of Washington Press, 1975.
Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille. HarperCollins US/ Canada 2006; John Murray, England 2006; rights bought in Spain, Italy, Brazil, Czech Republic, 2006
Cuba: Grace Under Pressure; photos by Malcolm Batty. McArthur & Co, 2003
Memory-Making: Selected Essays of Rosemary Sullivan. Black Moss Press, 2001
Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion, and Romantic Obsession. HarperCollins, Canada; Counterpoint Press, US; Perseus Books, London 2002; Norma Publishers, Latin America., 2001
The Bone Ladder: New and Selected Poems. Black Moss Press, 2000
The Red Shoes: Margaret Atwood Starting Out. HarperCollins, Canada 1998; Bokforlaget Prisma Press, Sweden, 1998
The Guthrie Road. Black Moss Press, 2009
Molito. Black Moss Press, 2011


Canadian Authors Association Award, for Non-Fiction, 1996.
City of Toronto Book Award, 1996.
University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography, 1996.
Governor General's Literary Award, for Non-Fiction for Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen, 1995.
Camargo Fellow, 2005
Gerald Lampert Award, League of Canadian Poets, 1986
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2004
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1992
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