“Few writers have done more to elevate the craft of literary nonfiction in this country than Rosemary Sullivan. Here, finally, are the stories behind the stories that inspired her art, won her acclaim, and cemented her reputation as an icon of Canadian literature.” — Andrew Westoll
Rosemary Sullivan is the author of fifteen books in the multiple genres of biography, memoir, poetry, travelogue, and short fiction. Her books include Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen which won a Governor General’s Award, The Red Shoes: Margaret Atwood Starting Out, Labyrinth of Desire: Women Passion and Romantic Obsession, Stalin’s Daughter which won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize, the BC National Non-Fiction Award, and the RBC Charles Taylor Prize, as well as several others. The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation has been sold in twenty countries. Her latest book is a long-awaited memoir. In 21 essays spanning 5 decades and multiple continents, Where the World Was offers a vivid portrait of a writer instinctively drawn to other cultures and places – a solo vacation inside the Iron Curtain, meeting the reclusive writer Elizabeth Smart in a dilapidated cottage, reflecting on Pinochet’s coup, or tracking down the people who knew Svetlana Alliluyeva for Stalin’s Daughter. In 2012 Rosemary became an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture.
Rosemary’s appearance is supported by Author Patrons Jan Walter and Steve Iscoe.