(Montreal, Canada, 1949) Poet, biographer, and anthologist. She attended McGill University on a scholarship, and received her bachelor's degree in 1968. She attended the University of Connecticut, where she received her MA in 1969. She then attended the University of Sussex, receiving a PhD for her thesis The Garden Master: The Poetry of Theodore Roethke in 1972. After she completed her PhD Sullivan moved to France to teach at the University of Dijon, and later at the University of Bordeaux. Two years later she was hired at the University of Victoria, and then in 1977 at the University of Toronto, where she taught until her retirement. In 1978, she decided to dedicate herself to her writing, while still teaching. She is now a Professor Emerita. Aside from her writing career, Sullivan has worked with Amnesty International since 1979, and in 1980 she founded a congress to aid its activities. Sullivan was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012. In 2015, she won the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for Stalin's Daughter, her biography of Svetlana Alliluyeva.