Rosemary Sullivan is the award winning author of fourteen books including biographies, childrens books and collections of poetry. She was awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal (2008) by the Royal Society of Canada and was the recipient of Guggenheim, Killam, Camargo, Jackman Humanities Institute, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellowships. She is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto where she held a Canada Research Chair in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction and was the founding director of the MA Program in English in the Field of Creative Writing. She was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ontario in 2012, and that same year was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada (Canada’s highest civilian award) for outstanding contributions to Canadian Literature and Culture. Her latest book is Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva (2015).