Saturday, October 1, 3:30 pm
We are proud to present the multi award-winning writer and Officer of the Order of Canada Rosemary Sullivan in conversation with Jared Bland. Sullivan’s most recent non-fiction work, Stalin’s Daughter, tells the incredible story of Svetlana Alliluyeva, who was fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history’s most monstrous dictators. Stalin’s Daughter has won The Hilary
Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction, The RBC Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction and most recently The Plutarch Prize awarded by The Biographers International Organization.
Sullivan is the first Canadian author to win the award since its inception. The award is administered by the Biographers International Organization, the only award given to biographers by biographers.
Earlier this year, Stalin’s Daughter took home three of Canada’s biggest prizes for nonfiction: the $60,000 Hilary Weston Prize, the $40,000 BC National Book Award for Canadian Nonfiction and the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize.
Stalin’s Daughter tells the story of the fascinating and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin’s only daughter and favourite child.
Sullivan has also written bestselling biographies of Elizabeth Smart and Margaret Atwood and was awarded the Governor General’s award for Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen.
Join us for this rare opportunity to hear one of Canada’s most celebrated authors in a wide-ranging and fascinating discussion with Jared Bland.