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Acclaimed Biographer Rosemary Sullivan Wins $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-fiction

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Rosemary Sullivan dug through KGB, CIA and FBI archives to research her newest book, Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva (HarperCollins Canada). Last night, she won the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, making all that work extremely worthwhile.

At the Art Gallery of Ontario, a crowd including Galen Weston Jr., Conrad Black and other well-known Torontonians, as well as publishers, authors and media, gathered to hear CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogers and the Honourable Mrs. Weston herself announce the prize winner. Sullivan will receive a $60,000 prize purse in recognition of the excellence of Stalin's Daughter, while the remaining finalists will receive $5,000 each. In total, 97 titles were submitted by publishers for consideration by the jury, consisting of Stevie Cameron, novelist and nonfiction writer Will Ferguson and writer and broadcaster JJ Lee

Check out our recent interview with Rosemary about the experience of being shortlisted.

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