Rosemary Sullivan

Rosemary Sullivan was born in Montreal. She received her B.A. from McGill University, M.A. from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex. She has travelled widely in Europe and Latin America, and has written poetry, short fiction, biography, literary criticism and journalism. She has taught at universities in France, India, the… Read more »

Windsor Star covers Rosemary Sullivan coming to BookFest

Ted Shaw of the Windsor Star previewed the list of authors attending BookFest Windsor in this past Saturday’s paper (October 15th). The preliminary list of authors to appear at this year’s Bookfest Windsor is out, and it’s impressive. Among those attending are Rosemary Sullivan, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for nonfiction; Douglas Gibson, president and publisher of… Read more »

Colleen Sullivan

Born in Montreal, Colleen Sullivan moved to California in 1992, where she maintains a studio and works primarily as a printmaker and painter. Her latest book, Metaphors in Movement, highlights her recent work from a large solo exhibition held in Mountain View, California in 2011. She worked with her sister, Rosemary  Sullivan, on her children’s book Molito. Click… Read more »

Juan Opitz

Born in Chile, Juan Opitz is a musician and sound recording engineer. Juan was the winner of the Latin American Achievement Award (Premio Somos) and Artist of the Year Award from the Canadian Hispanic Community in 2003. He worked with Black Moss Press and Rosemary Sullivan to create music to accompany her children’s book, Molito…. Read more »


Here is a list of our many talented authors. We are working on adding links to their Black Moss Press published books for you to purchase. Akpata, Michael Badaoa, Samantha Beaudoin, Penny-Anne Beissel, Henry Bell, Roger Blomer, Yvonne Brodie, Barry Brown, Ronnie R. Bulmer, April Carter, Terry Ann Cook, Greg Cott, Gillian D’Alimonte, Carlinda Dabydeen,… Read more »

The Bone Ladder

Rosemary Sullivan is better known in Canada as a biographer, but her first love is poetry. In 1996 her first book of poetry won the Gerald Lampert Award for the best first book. In 1991 she published yet another book of poetry. But since then she has devoted herself to the biographies of Elizabeth Smart,… Read more »

Memory-Making Selected Essays

Rosemary Sullivan is the preeminent literary biographer in Canada, having won several major awards, including the Governor General’s Award, for her work. She has written about Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Smart, Theodore Roethke and Gwendolyn MacEwan. But in addition to the books she has written, she has penned hundreds of essays, memoirs and travel pieces. This… Read more »


Deep under the ground lived a little mole named Molito. His fur was brown, the colour of burnt toast. His eyes were as yellow as the sun.

Guthrie Road

In The Guthrie Road, Rosemary Sullivan takes a deep look into her Irish roots and the history of the Guthrie/Sullivan family of which she is a proud member. The Guthrie Road is interwoven with the history of Irish immigrants in Montreal. Sullivan paints a vivid picture of the hardships faced by members of her family using old… Read more »

Molito in the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star did a blurb on Rosemary Sullivan, Juan Opitz and Colleen Sullivan‘s Molito in their “Non-fantasy book choices for gifts for kid-lits” feature. Here’s a peek at what Deirdre Baker had to say: An underground story with a sunny message, this tale’s political origins, described in the accompanying teacher’s guide, give it added heft.   Read the full article here.

Photographs from BookFest Windsor

Black Moss had a great time participating in this year’s BookFest Windsor last weekend. Our Girls’ Night Out reading featured the Windsor launch of Rosemary Sullivan & Juan Opitz‘s new children’s book Molito and Karen Mulhallen‘s latest poetry book The Pillow Books. The event also featured readings from Mary Ann Mulhern, who previewed her upcoming… Read more »

An Interview with the “Girls’ Night Out” Reading Authors

By Black Moss interns Sylvia Pham, Joshua Dagenais, and Amanda Spence Black Moss Press presents Girls’ Night Out, a literary event at Windsor’s BookFest 2011 this Thursday, November 3rd. Four authors will be reading from their most recent releases: Rosemary Sullivan, Karen Mulhallen, Mary Ann Mulhern and Terry Ann Carter. Whether they have travelled to… Read more »

Globe and Mail Reviews Molito Among Best Fall Children’s Books

The Globe & Mail has included Molito by Rosemary Sullivan and Juan Opitz in its review of the “best of this fall’s new children’s books.” Susan Perren writes, “Molito is a potent allegory for life in Pinochet’s Chile, but that doesn’t overpower words and images that dance on the page.”

Black Moss Press Fall 2011 Book Launches Announced

Black Moss Press is excited to launch our Fall 2011 line of books! Here are the details for upcoming book launches. More to come! Coming to Terms with a Child – Henry Beissel Thursday, Sept. 15th, 7pm Collected Works Bookstore 1242 Wellington St. West Ottawa, Ontario       The Pillow Books – Karen… Read more »


Deep under the ground lived a little mole named Molito. His fur was brown, the colour of burnt toast. His eyes were as yellow as the sun. Molito is a story about friendship. One day in the underground park, Molito meets an ant named Carlota who tells him about the mysterious place she lives in,… Read more »

New Books Coming Soon from Black Moss Press

Get a sneak peek of Black Moss’ new releases for Fall 2011 right here at Under the “Our Books” menu go to “New Releases” and check out new poetry, fiction, and children’s books from authors such as Karen Mulhallen, Rosemary Sullivan, and more!