Sylvia WarshSylvia Maultash Warsh

Sylvia Maultash Warsh was born in Germany to Holocaust survivors. She grew up in Toronto where she earned an MA in linguistics from the University of Toronto. Her mother’s stories about fleeing the Nazis in Poland sparked an interest in history that has influenced Sylvia’s fiction. She has had articles, short stories, and poetry published in journals and anthologies, and teaches creative writing to seniors. Sylvia is a founding member of the Toronto chapter of Sisters in Crime and belongs to Crime Writers of Canada.

She writes the Dr. Rebecca Temple series, set in Toronto in 1979. A caring physician, Rebecca must deal with her own grief after her husband dies from complications of diabetes. All three books involve other historical eras, particularly the Second World War.

The first Rebecca Temple novel, To Die in Spring (Dundurn, 2000), was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award. Find Me Again (Dundurn, 2003), won an Edgar award and was nominated for two Anthonys. The third novel, Season of Iron, was published by Dundurn in 2006.

Shortlisted for 2001 Arthur Ellis Best First Novel for To Die in Spring
Winner for 2004 Edgar for Best Paperback Original for Find Me Again
Shortlisted for 2004 Anthony Award in 2 categories for Find Me Again
Shortlisted for 2007 ReLit Award for Season of Iron