Throughout history, there have been many Canadian women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Canadian female writers such as Margaret Atwood, Naomi Klein, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Jane Jacobs, Alice Munro.
Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972, Canadian
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife
Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968, Canadian
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874, Canadian
Author

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein
08 May 1970, Canadian
Author

Alice MunroAlice Munro
10 July 1931, Canadian
 
Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958, Canadian
Novelist, Writer

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
04 May 1916, Canadian
Journalist, Author, Activist

Morgan MacgregorMorgan Macgregor
 , Canadian
Writer/Editor, Wife of actor Michael C. Hall
Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960, Canadian, American
Actress

Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960, Canadian, American
Actress
Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau
10 September 1948, Canadian
Autobiographer, Actor

Pattie MallettePattie Mallette
02 April 1975, Canadian
Autobiographer

Andrea MartinAndrea Martin
15 January 1947, Canadian, American
Actress

Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell
14 February 1927, Canadian
Actor, Writer

Phan Thi Kim PhucPhan Thi Kim Phuc
02 April 1963, Canadian
Writer
Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian
Poet

Victoria PrattVictoria Pratt
18 December 1970, Canadian
Actress

Lisa JakubLisa Jakub
27 December 1978, Canadian
Writer

Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
03 December 1971, Canadian
Actress
Gail SimmonsGail Simmons
19 May 1976, Canadian
Writer

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,
Jann ArdenJann Arden
27 March 1962, Canadian
Street artist, Singer, Film producer, Television

Emma DonoghueEmma Donoghue
24 October 1969, Canadian, Irish
Novelist

Janette OkeJanette Oke
18 February 1935, Canadian
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950, Canadian
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University

Anna SilkAnna Silk
31 January 1974, Canadian
Actress
Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939, Canadian
26th Governor General of Canada

Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954, Canadian
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer

Irshad ManjiIrshad Manji
1968 AD, Canadian
journalist
Shulamith FirestoneShulamith Firestone
07 January 1945, Canadian
Writer, Feminist

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Marjorie GrossMarjorie Gross
18 April 1956, Canadian
Writer, Television producer, Screenwriter
Margaret LaurenceMargaret Laurence
18 July 1926, Canadian
Novelist, Writer, Children's writer

Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
30 November 1979, Canadian
Television presenter, Writer

Maureen JenningsMaureen Jennings
1939 AD, Canadian
novelist, writer

Kari SkoglandKari Skogland
Canadian
 
Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873, Canadian
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights
Kelley ArmstrongKelley Armstrong
14 December 1968, Canadian
Novelist, Writer

Jeanne SauvéJeanne Sauvé
26 April 1922, Canadian
Politician

Terri TatchellTerri Tatchell
1978 AD, Canadian
screenwriter

Susanna MoodieSusanna Moodie
06 December 1803, Canadian, British
Author
Sheila CoppsSheila Copps
27 November 1952, Canadian
Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer

Miriam ToewsMiriam Toews
21 May 1964, Canadian
writer

Rosie ShusterRosie Shuster
19 June 1950, Canadian
Screenwriter

Lisa RobertsonLisa Robertson
22 July 1961, Canadian
Poet

Fannie FarmerFannie Farmer
23 March 1857, Canadian, American
Cook
Mavis GallantMavis Gallant
11 August 1922, Canadian
Writer

Deborah EllisDeborah Ellis
07 August 1960, Canadian
Writer, Children's writer
Wendy McElroyWendy McElroy
1951 AD, Canadian
writer

Mary MacLaneMary MacLane
01 May 1881, Canadian, American
Writer

Maria MonkMaria Monk
27 June 1816, Canadian
Nun
Tanya HuffTanya Huff
26 September 1957, Canadian
writer, science fiction writer

Mazo de la RocheMazo de la Roche
15 January 1879, Canadian
Author
Gabrielle RoyGabrielle Roy
22 March 1909, Canadian
Writer, Novelist

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

Maureen McTeerMaureen McTeer
27 February 1952, Canadian
Lawyer, Writer

Judith MerrilJudith Merril
21 January 1923, Canadian, American
Fiction Writer

Sarah MlynowskiSarah Mlynowski
04 January 1977, Canadian
Writer, Children's writer
Nelly ArcanNelly Arcan
05 March 1973, Canadian
Novelist

Nancy HustonNancy Huston
16 September 1953, Canadian
Novelist

Anne MichaelsAnne Michaels
15 April 1958, Canadian
Poet

Pauline JohnsonPauline Johnson
10 March 1861, Canadian
 
Catharine Parr TraillCatharine Parr Traill
09 January 1802, Canadian, British
Author

June CallwoodJune Callwood
02 June 1924, Canadian
Journalist
Susan MusgraveSusan Musgrave
12 March 1951, Canadian, American
Poet

Anne HébertAnne Hébert
01 August 1916, Canadian
Author

Marie-Claire BlaisMarie-Claire Blais
05 October 1939, Canadian, French
Writer
Sandra GwynSandra Gwyn
17 May 1935, Canadian
Journalist

Dorothy LivesayDorothy Livesay
12 October 1909, Canadian
Poet
Isabella Valancy CrawfordIsabella Valancy Crawford
25 September 1846, Canadian
Writer

Margaret AvisonMargaret Avison
23 April 1918, Canadian
Poet

Jay MacphersonJay Macpherson
13 June 1931, Canadian
Poet
Laura SabiaLaura Sabia
18 September 1916, Canadian
Social Activist

Audrey ThomasAudrey Thomas
17 November 1935, Canadian, American
Author
Germaine GuèvremontGermaine Guèvremont
16 April 1893, Canadian
Writer

Merle ShainMerle Shain
1935 AD, Canadian
Author, Journalist

Susan GoyetteSusan Goyette
04 April 1964, Canadian
Poet

Constance Lindsay SkinnerConstance Lindsay Skinner
07 December 1877, Canadian
Writer
Annie Le Porte DiggsAnnie Le Porte Diggs
22 February 1853, Canadian, American
Journalist
Blanche Lamontagne-BeauregardBlanche Lamontagne-Beauregard
13 January 1889, Canadian
Poet

L.R. WrightL.R. Wright
05 June 1939, Canadian
Writer

Maryon Elspeth PearsonMaryon Elspeth Pearson
1901 AD, Canadian