Canada is a home to people of diverse ethnicity and origin. Influence of the diversified culture is even visible in their literature, which is inspired by the nationalist themes. Comprising a wide range of literary genres, the country has produced many famous writers. The works of these writers on many occasions have brought out the cultural and social tiff among the English and French speaking Canadian natives. The novels of Prix Goncourt winner Antonine Maillet and Roch Carrier brought the Canadian literature to limelight after the Second World War. Stephen Leacock’s ‘Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town’ depicts the small town life of the country. Nicole Brossard whose works conformed to the Formalism school of literature was a great poet of the post-World War era. The late 20th to 21st century saw the rise of writers like Norman Levine, Michael Ondaatje and Margaret Atwood. More recently, Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Man Booker International Prize. To know more about the life stores, career, profile and timelines of famous Canadian writers explore our collection of biographies. Not only will you find their inspiring life stories but you can also learn some interesting facts and trivia related to these personalities in the narrative.
Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox

09 June 1961

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen

21 September 1934

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood

18 November 1939

Justine MuskJustine Musk

02 September 1972

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec

14 September 1962

Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve

03 October 1967

William GibsonWilliam Gibson

17 March 1948

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery

30 November 1874

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs

04 May 1916

Alice MunroAlice Munro

10 July 1931

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein

08 May 1970

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Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock

30 December 1869

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service

16 January 1874

A. E. van VogtA. E. van Vogt

26 April 1912

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies

28 August 1913

Timothy FindleyTimothy Findley

30 October 1930

David BrooksDavid Brooks

11 August 1961

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Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes

17 July 1970

Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette

01 June 1974

Stefan MolyneuxStefan Molyneux

24 September 1966

James DoohanJames Doohan

03 March 1920

Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau

10 September 1948

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Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland

02 August 1968

Evan GoldbergEvan Goldberg

01 January 1982

Phan Thi Kim PhucPhan Thi Kim Phuc

02 April 1963

Lisa JakubLisa Jakub

27 December 1978

Mark SteynMark Steyn

08 December 1959

John McCraeJohn McCrae

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Paul HaggisPaul Haggis

10 March 1953

Pattie MallettePattie Mallette

02 April 1975

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman

11 June 1922

Louise PennyLouise Penny

01 July 1958

Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell

14 February 1927

Louis SlotinLouis Slotin

01 December 1910

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Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer

12 September 1961

Yann MartelYann Martel

25 June 1963

Jann ArdenJann Arden

27 March 1962

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer

06 August 1923

Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire

25 June 1946

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson

10 February 1939

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Brent ButtBrent Butt

03 August 1966

Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow

17 July 1971

David ShoreDavid Shore

03 July 1959

Margaret LaurenceMargaret Laurence

18 July 1926

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff

12 May 1947

Tom CochraneTom Cochrane

14 May 1953

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Steven EriksonSteven Erikson

07 October 1959

Elizabeth MayElizabeth May

09 June 1954

Mike ClattenburgMike Clattenburg

Grey OwlGrey Owl

18 September 1888

Janette OkeJanette Oke

18 February 1935

Farley MowatFarley Mowat

12 May 1921

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Morley SaferMorley Safer

08 November 1931

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye

14 July 1912

Rick MercerRick Mercer

17 October 1969

Dan HillDan Hill

03 June 1954

David RakoffDavid Rakoff

27 November 1964

Nellie McClungNellie McClung

20 October 1873

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Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland

30 December 1961

Bilal PhilipsBilal Philips

07 January 1947

Stanley CorenStanley Coren

1942 AD

Pierre BertonPierre Berton

12 July 1920

Rohinton MistryRohinton Mistry

03 July 1952

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay

26 September 1869

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Stéphane DionStéphane Dion

28 September 1955

J. Philippe RushtonJ. Philippe Rushton

03 December 1943

Patrick deWittPatrick deWitt

1975 AD

Anne CarsonAnne Carson

21 June 1950

Gordon KormanGordon Korman

23 October 1963

Guy Gavriel KayGuy Gavriel Kay

07 November 1954

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Jeff LemireJeff Lemire

21 March 1976

Shulamith FirestoneShulamith Firestone

07 January 1945

Mordecai RichlerMordecai Richler

27 January 1931

Arthur HaileyArthur Hailey

05 April 1920

W. P. KinsellaW. P. Kinsella

25 May 1935

Albert S. RuddyAlbert S. Ruddy

28 March 1930

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Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki

30 November 1979

Marjorie GrossMarjorie Gross

18 April 1956

Kelley ArmstrongKelley Armstrong

14 December 1968