Janet Somerville

Janet Somerville

Janet Somerville taught literature for 25 years in Toronto. She served on the PEN Canada Board and chaired many benefits that featured writers including Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Stephen King, Alice Munro, Azar Nafisi and Ian Rankin. She contributes to the Toronto Star Book Pages and has been handwriting a #LetterADay for 7 years. Since 2016 she has had ongoing access to Martha Gellhorn’s restricted papers in Boston. Yours, for Probably Always: Martha Gellhorn’s Letters of Love & War 1930-1949 is her first book, now available on audio, read by Ellen Barkin. Follow her @janetsomerville.

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Yours for Probably Always by Janet Somerville, 2019

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