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Margaret Sweatman


She is a playwright, poet, and novelist. Her plays have been produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange, Popular Theatre Alliance, and the Guelph Spring Festival. She is the author of the novels Fox, Sam and Angie and When Alice Lay Down with Peter, the latter of which won several awards, including the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Award, and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Ms. Sweatman, a native of Winnipeg, has an ongoing interest in the interface of history and fiction.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Bull in a China Shop: Making Fiction at the Archives
Manitoba History, Number 54, February 2007

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