Spanning Gwendolyn MacEwen's career from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, this is a comprehensive collection of work by one of the greatest women writers of the 20th century. It traces the trajectory of her verse and the development of her fiction and drama, and includes letters, paintings, and photographs from the oeuvre of this beloved Canadian poet.
About the authors
Gwendolyn MacEwen was born in Toronto in 1941 and died there in 1987. A writer of great talent and versatility, she wrote novels, travel books, children's books and radio drama, as well as poetry books including The Shadow-Maker (1969) and Afterworlds (1987), both of which won Governor General's Awards. She published two collections of short stories, Noman (1972) and Noman's Land (1985), which includes "The Other Country," a prize winner in the 1983 CBC Canadian Literary Awards.
Meaghan Strimas is the author of three poetry collections, Junkman's Daughter, A Good Time Had by All, and Yes or Nope, which was awarded the Trillium Book Award for Poetry (2017). Strimas is also the editor of The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen. She grew up in Owen Sound, Ontario, and lives in Toronto, where she is a professor in the Department of English at Humber College and the editor of the Humber Literary Review.
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.
BARRY CALLAGHAN founded the internationally celebrated literary quarterly, Exile, and imprint, Exile Editions, while he was a war correspondent in the Middle East and Africa in the 1970s. He is a novelist, poet and journalist and his work has been much anthologized. His numerous awards include Toronto’s One Hundred Outstanding Citizens Award, the inaugural W. Mitchell Award and the Foundation For The Advancement of Canadian Letters Award for Fiction which he was honoured with twice.
"The voice . . . speaks directly and plainly to that which is the deepest part of our humanity." —The Globe and Mail
Other titles by Gwendolyn MacEwen
Other titles by Meaghan Strimas
Other titles by Rosemary Sullivan
The Betrayal of Anne Frank \ ¿Quién traicionó a Ana Frank? (Spanish edition)
La investigación que revela el secreto jamás contado
The Betrayal of Anne Frank
The Betrayal of Anne Frank CD
A Cold Case Investigation
The Betrayal of Anne Frank \ La traicion de Anne Frank (Spanish edition)
Una investigacion de caso sin resolver
Margaret Atwood: Starting Out
Mermaids and Ikons
A Greek Summer
The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
The Guthrie Road
The Bone Ladder
New and Selected Poems
Other titles by Barry Callaghan
Poetry in a Russian and English Edition
The Exile Book of Toronto Stories
Raise You Twenty
Essays and Encounters 1964-2011, Volume Three
Irrealities, Sonnets and Laconics
A W.W.E. Ross Poetry Reader
To the Loser Go the Spoils
Essays and Anecdotes