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.
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972, Canadian
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife

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
 

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
04 May 1916, Canadian
Journalist, Author, Activist
Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958, Canadian
Novelist, Writer

Morgan MacgregorMorgan Macgregor
 , Canadian
Writer/Editor, Wife of actor Michael C. Hall

Pattie MallettePattie Mallette
02 April 1975, Canadian
Autobiographer
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

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968, Canadian
Politician

Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian
Poet

Andrea MartinAndrea Martin
15 January 1947, Canadian, American
Actress

Phan Thi Kim PhucPhan Thi Kim Phuc
02 April 1963, Canadian
Writer
Lisa JakubLisa Jakub
27 December 1978, Canadian
Actor, Writer

Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell
14 February 1927, Canadian
Actor, Writer

Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
03 December 1971, Canadian
Actress

Jann ArdenJann Arden
27 March 1962, Canadian
Street artist, Singer, Film producer, Television
Anna SilkAnna Silk
31 January 1974, Canadian
Actress

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,
Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
30 November 1979, Canadian
Television presenter, Writer

Victoria PrattVictoria Pratt
18 December 1970, Canadian
Actress

Janette OkeJanette Oke
18 February 1935, Canadian
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939, Canadian
26th Governor General of Canada

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873, Canadian
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights
Kari SkoglandKari Skogland
Canadian
 

Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950, Canadian
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University

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

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Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954, Canadian
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer
Gail SimmonsGail Simmons
19 May 1976, Canadian
Writer

Margaret LaurenceMargaret Laurence
18 July 1926, Canadian
Novelist, Writer, Children's writer

Kelley ArmstrongKelley Armstrong
14 December 1968, Canadian
Novelist, Writer

Miriam ToewsMiriam Toews
21 May 1964, Canadian
writer
Sheila CoppsSheila Copps
27 November 1952, Canadian
Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer
Rosie ShusterRosie Shuster
19 June 1950, Canadian
Screenwriter

Maureen JenningsMaureen Jennings
1939 AD, Canadian
novelist, writer

Terri TatchellTerri Tatchell
1978 AD, Canadian
screenwriter

Fannie FarmerFannie Farmer
23 March 1857, Canadian, American
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Marjorie GrossMarjorie Gross
18 April 1956, Canadian
Writer, Television producer, Screenwriter

Deborah EllisDeborah Ellis
07 August 1960, Canadian
Writer, Children's writer

Wendy McElroyWendy McElroy
1951 AD, Canadian
writer

Gabrielle RoyGabrielle Roy
22 March 1909, Canadian
Writer, Novelist

Steven CojocaruSteven Cojocaru
04 July 1962, Canadian
Writer, Professor, Novelist, Literary critic
Mavis GallantMavis Gallant
11 August 1922, Canadian
Writer

Tanya HuffTanya Huff
26 September 1957, Canadian
writer, science fiction writer
Susanna MoodieSusanna Moodie
Canadian
 

Maria MonkMaria Monk
27 June 1816, Canadian
Nun

Judith MerrilJudith Merril
21 January 1923, Canadian, American
Fiction Writer
Maureen McTeerMaureen McTeer
27 February 1952, Canadian
Lawyer, Writer

Lisa RobertsonLisa Robertson
22 July 1961, Canadian
Poet
Mazo de la RocheMazo de la Roche
15 January 1879, Canadian
Author

Nelly ArcanNelly Arcan
05 March 1973, Canadian
Novelist

Mary MacLaneMary MacLane
01 May 1881, Canadian, American
Writer

Catharine Parr TraillCatharine Parr Traill
09 January 1802, Canadian, British
Author

Nancy HustonNancy Huston
16 September 1953, Canadian
Novelist
Anne MichaelsAnne Michaels
15 April 1958, Canadian
Poet

Sarah MlynowskiSarah Mlynowski
04 January 1977, Canadian
Writer, Children's writer

Pauline JohnsonPauline Johnson
10 March 1861, Canadian
 

Anne HébertAnne Hébert
01 August 1916, Canadian
Author
Isabella Valancy CrawfordIsabella Valancy Crawford
Canadian
 

Merle ShainMerle Shain
1935 AD, Canadian
Author, Journalist
Maryon Elspeth PearsonMaryon Elspeth Pearson
1901 AD, Canadian