Margaret Sweatman

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Artist Bio

Margaret Sweatman writes novels, stories, plays, song lyrics, poetry, libretti, essays.

Her novels have won the McNally Robinson and the Margaret Laurence Awards a couple of times, as well as the Rogers Writers Trust Award, the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and the Carol Shields Award. Her plays have been produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange, Popular Theatre Alliance, and the Guelph Spring Festival. She has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra, as well as with her own Broken Songs Band (vocals and harmonica).
     • Here's Margaret with the Broken Songs Band:

With her husband, composer Glenn Buhr, Margaret won a Genie Award 2005 for Best Song in Canadian Film.
     • Here's the song, When Wintertime, from the film Seven Times Lucky:

She’s the author of the novels Fox, Sam and Angie, When Alice Lay Down with Peter, The Players, Mr. Jones, and The Gunsmith’s Daughter.

She’s currently at work on her seventh novel, a story about gold mining, money laundering, and the subconscious.