Award-winning poet, biographer, and anthologist Rosemary Sullivan will sit down with Eleanor Wachtel to discuss her latest work, The Best of Writers & Company, and her many contributions to Canadian cultural life.
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Biographer and poet, Rosemary Sullivan (Canada) is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. Her 14 books include the critically acclaimed Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape and a House in Marseille and Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion and Romantic Obsession. In 2012 she became an Officer of the Order of Canada. Her most recent book, Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize, the BC National Non-Fiction Award and the RBC Charles Taylor prize, the Plutarch Biographers International Organization Award. Photo Credit: Cathie Ferguson
Jess Taylor is a writer and poet based in Toronto. She is the host and founder of the Emerging Writers Reading Series and the fiction editor of Little Brother Magazine. Her work has been published in a variety of journals, magazines and newspapers, including Little Fiction, Little Brother, Joyland, This Magazine, National Post, Emerge Literary Journal, Great Lakes Review, Zouch Magazine and offSIDE Zine. She received the Gold 2013 National Magazine Award in Fiction for her short story, “Paul.” Taylor presents Pauls, a collection of lively short fiction that focuses attention on themes of identity, relationships and love.
Over 27 years as host of “Writers & Company” on CBC Radio, Eleanor Wachtel has earned a reputation as of the world’s best interviewers. In 2011, “Writers & Company”won a silver medal at the prestigious New York Festivals International Radio Awards. Eleanor herself has earned numerous accolades, including nine honorary degrees from universities across Canada. In 2004, she was appointed Member of the Order of Canada and in 2014, she was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada. Eleanor was born and raised in Montreal, where she studied English literature at McGill University. Over her 40 years in broadcasting, she has dedicated her career to telling the stories of those who tell stories, engaging the world’s best and most influential artists in intimate, illuminating conversations.