Merilyn Simonds


MERILYN SIMONDS is the author of 20 books, including the non-fiction classic The Convict Lover, Gutenberg’s Fingerprint, and the novel The Holding, a New York Times Review of Books “Editor’s Choice.” The founding artistic director of the Kingston WritersFest, Simonds is an influential champion of writers and writing. She lives with writer and translator Wayne Grady and divides her time between Kingston, Ontario, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her latest book is an innovative memoir/biography, Woman, Watching: Louise de Kiriline Lawrence and the Songbirds of Pimisi Bay, released in May, 2022.