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Cuba

Grace Under Pressure

by (author) Rosemary Sullivan

photographs by Malcolm David Batty

introduction by Margaret Atwood

Publisher
McArthur & Company
Initial publish date
Oct 2004
Category
Photoessays & Documentaries
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552784631
    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
    List Price
    $29.95

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Cuba: Grace Under Pressure turns to Cuba with fresh eyes, suspending the preconceptions, and entering Cuba through its art, its culture and its people. Recording of local life, through the prose of Rosemary Sullivan and the photographs of Malcolm David Batty, Cuba: Grace under Pressure captures the job and fierce independence of a people who clearly love their country.

About the authors

ROSEMARY SULLIVAN is an acclaimed biographer, poet and editor. She is the author of nine books of non-fiction, including Villa Air-Bel, which was awarded a Canadian Jewish Book Award; Labyrinth Of Desire: Women, Passion and Romantic Obsession; By Heart: Elizabeth Smart—A Life and the #1 bestseller The Red Shoes: Margaret Atwood, Starting Out. Her biography of Gwendolyn MacEwen, Shadow Maker, won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction, the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award, the Toronto Book Award and the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography. Sullivan’s journalistic pieces have won her a National Magazine Awards silver medal and a Western Journalism first prize for travelogue; her academic honours include Killam, Trudeau and Guggenheim fellowships. She lives in Toronto, where she is a professor of English at the University of Toronto.

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Malcolm David Batty was an international photographer who worked in Paris, New York, Toronto and Milan. As a musician, adventurer and racontuer with a singular intellect, he used an artist's eye in his career as a photographer to capture the nuances of life.

Malcolm David Batty's profile page


Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.
Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1970), The Handmaid's Tale (1983), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Atwood's dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003. The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short stories) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, part of the Massey Lecture series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. In 2004 she co-invented the Long Pen TM.
Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. 

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