ROSEMARY SULLIVAN WINS PLUTARCH FOR "STALIN'S DAUGHTER"

Jun 20, 2016

By Michael Kramer

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Another great honour for Toronto author Rosemary Sullivan.

She’s been named the first Canadian winner of the American Plutarch Award for Biography.

sullivanSullivan is being honoured for her book Stalin’s Daughter; The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva  (HarperCollins Publishers).

The author has already won several awards for the biography, including the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize, the $40,000 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

The Plutarch Award is named after the famous biographer of ancient Greece – and the winner is determined by secret ballot – from a list of nominees selected by a committee of distinguished members of the craft.

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