Margaret Sweatman is a playwright, poet, performer and novelist. 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. With her husband, composer Glenn Buhr, Sweatman won a Genie Award 2006 for Best Song in Canadian Film. Margaret Sweatman is the author of the novels Fox, Sam and Angie, When Alice Lay Down with Peter, and most recently The Players (2009).