The second largest country in the world, Canada has a rich cultural heritage being inhabited by diverse aboriginal groups, the French and the English. The influence of the country’s diversity is remarkably visible in its literature. The country has produced some of the greatest novelists of all time. A list of these famous Canadian novelists will be incomplete without the mention of Margaret Atwood, who wrote the Man Booker Prize winning ‘Blind Assassin’ and Michael Ondaatje whose award winning novel ‘The English Patient’ was adapted into a film. The movie also won an Academy Award. Ondaatje’s other work ‘In the Skin of a Lion’ became the most taught book in the country. Another notable novelist from the country is Robertson Davies who has the distinction of earning as many as twenty three honorary degrees. Stephen Leacock is a famous Canadian humor novelist whose works have stood the test of time and are adored by readers even after a century of being published. We bring to you a collection of biographies on some of most the famous Canadian novelists. Read on to know more about their life stories, timeline and achievements. You will also find some interesting facts and trivia about these personalities.
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939
Writer, Environmental Activist

Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948
Speculative Fiction Writer

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874

Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958
Novelist, Writer
Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943
Canadian poet

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
28 August 1913
Author and Journalist

James DoohanJames Doohan
03 March 1920
Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor,
Stefan MolyneuxStefan Molyneux
24 September 1966
Philosopher, Writer, Novelist, Podcaster, YouTuber

Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960
Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960

David FrumDavid Frum
30 June 1960

Yann MartelYann Martel
25 June 1963
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
07 October 1959
Anthropologist, Writer
Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
30 December 1961
Writer, Sculptor, Novelist, Artist, Designer,

Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada
Farley MowatFarley Mowat
12 May 1921

Guy Gavriel KayGuy Gavriel Kay
07 November 1954
Lawyer, Writer
Rohinton MistryRohinton Mistry
03 July 1952

Mordecai RichlerMordecai Richler
27 January 1931
Screenwriter, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Janette OkeJanette Oke
18 February 1935
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Miriam ToewsMiriam Toews
21 May 1964
Arthur HaileyArthur Hailey
05 April 1920
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights

Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb
12 March 1835
Astronomer, Mathematician, Economist, Novelist,

Ross MacdonaldRoss Macdonald
13 December 1915

Patrick deWittPatrick deWitt
1975 AD
novelist, writer
Margaret LaurenceMargaret Laurence
18 July 1926
Novelist, Writer, Children's writer

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Kelley ArmstrongKelley Armstrong
14 December 1968
Novelist, Writer

John Ralston SaulJohn Ralston Saul
19 June 1947
Philosopher, Novelist, Writer

Ed GreenwoodEd Greenwood
1959 AD
writer, science fiction writer

Charles TempletonCharles Templeton
07 October 1915
Joseph BoydenJoseph Boyden
31 October 1966

Robert J. SawyerRobert J. Sawyer
29 April 1960
Science fiction writer, Screenwriter, Writer
W. P. KinsellaW. P. Kinsella
25 May 1935
Writer, Scrabble player

Linwood BarclayLinwood Barclay
22 March 1955

Charles de LintCharles de Lint
22 December 1951
Novelist, Writer, Poet, Musician
Gordon R. DicksonGordon R. Dickson
01 November 1923

Spider RobinsonSpider Robinson
24 November 1948
Novelist, Writer, Science fiction writer
Evan SolomonEvan Solomon
20 April 1968

Gabrielle RoyGabrielle Roy
22 March 1909
Writer, Novelist

Steven CojocaruSteven Cojocaru
04 July 1962
Writer, Professor, Novelist, Literary critic

Alistair MacLeodAlistair MacLeod
20 July 1936
Writer, Novelist, University teacher

Steven GallowaySteven Galloway
13 July 1975
Kenneth OppelKenneth Oppel
31 August 1967
Writer, Science fiction writer, Children's writer

Tanya HuffTanya Huff
26 September 1957
writer, science fiction writer

Morley CallaghanMorley Callaghan
22 February 1903
Lawyer, Writer, Journalist

André AlexisAndré Alexis
15 January 1957
Novelist, Children's writer
Sarah MlynowskiSarah Mlynowski
04 January 1977
Writer, Children's writer

Alden NowlanAlden Nowlan
25 January 1933