About the Author

Rosemary Sullivan

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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Cuba

Cuba

Grace Under Pressure
by Rosemary Sullivan
introduction by Margaret Atwood
photographs by Malcolm David Batty
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Memory Making

Selected Essays
edition:Paperback
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Shadowmaker

Shadowmaker

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tagged : literary, women
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Stalin's Daughter

Stalin's Daughter

The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
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The Bone Ladder

New and Selected Poems
edition:Paperback
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The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

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Villa Air-Bel

Villa Air-Bel

World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille
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tagged : holocaust, jewish
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Mermaids and Ikons

Mermaids and Ikons

A Greek Summer
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The windows of the night train revealed a landscape almost lunar in its starkness. The trail hugged a wall of rock made steel blue by midnight; the mountainside had the consistency of quicksilver. When we passed over the bridge at the great canal of Corinth, we seemed to be suspended in a hunk of purple midnight space. Everything dwarfed us. We were on our way to Mycenae.

The next morning, rainwater turned red as blood in the hollows of the stones in Corinth. Nikos and I stood in the ancient agora and gazed up at the mountain where holy whores once had their temple; a Byzantine castle now clings precariously to the summit. Everything’s so big in this country, I thought. What is it? Everything’s stretching and reaching and gasping for more and more space. The infamous light seems to yank things out of their contexts and present them naked and fullblown to the eye. Everything demands attention; there is nothing subtle about Greece.

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Short Fiction

Short Fiction

An Anthology
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