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
Actor
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934
Singer-songwriter

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939
Writer, Environmental Activist

Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve
03 October 1967
Film Director, Screenwriter, Playwright

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962
Business People

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948
Speculative Fiction Writer

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein
08 May 1970
Author

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
26 May 1912
Actor
Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874
Author

Robin SharmaRobin Sharma
16 June 1964
Writer, Public Speaker
Alice MunroAlice Munro
10 July 1931
 

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
04 May 1916
Journalist, Author, Activist

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
Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock
30 December 1869
Canadian writer

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
28 August 1913
Author and Journalist

A. E. van VogtA. E. van Vogt
26 April 1912
Science Fiction Author
Timothy FindleyTimothy Findley
30 October 1930
Canadian novelist

David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961
Journalist
Morgan MacgregorMorgan Macgregor
 
Writer/Editor, Wife of actor Michael C. Hall

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

Stefan MolyneuxStefan Molyneux
24 September 1966
Philosopher, Writer, Novelist, Podcaster, YouTuber

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968
opinion journalist, politician, journalist, writer
Pattie MallettePattie Mallette
02 April 1975
Autobiographer
Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960
Actress

Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960
Actress

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Columnist,

Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau
10 September 1948
Autobiographer, Actor
Evan GoldbergEvan Goldberg
01 January 1982
screenwriter, film producer, film director

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Phan Thi Kim PhucPhan Thi Kim Phuc
02 April 1963
Writer

Andrea MartinAndrea Martin
15 January 1947
Actress

Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992
Poet

Paul ShafferPaul Shaffer
28 November 1949
Musician
Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
03 December 1971
Actress

James DoohanJames Doohan
03 March 1920
Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor,
Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950
Columnist

Mark SteynMark Steyn
08 December 1959
Pundit, Writer, Journalist, Music critic

Harland WilliamsHarland Williams
14 November 1962
Actor
Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
30 November 1979
Television presenter, Writer

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
11 June 1922
Sociologist, Non-fiction writer
Anna SilkAnna Silk
31 January 1974
Actress

Lisa JakubLisa Jakub
27 December 1978
Actor, Writer

Saul RubinekSaul Rubinek
02 July 1948
Actor

Paul HaggisPaul Haggis
10 March 1953
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director

Jann ArdenJann Arden
27 March 1962
Street artist, Singer, Film producer, Television
Alison ArngrimAlison Arngrim
18 January 1962
Actress

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell
14 February 1927
Actor, Writer

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967
Musician
Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow
17 July 1971
Blogger

Lanny PoffoLanny Poffo
28 December 1954
Wrestlers
Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

David FrumDavid Frum
30 June 1960
Journalist

Brent ButtBrent Butt
03 August 1966
Actor, Writer
Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire
25 June 1946
Politician, Autobiographer, Writer, Military

David ShoreDavid Shore
03 July 1959
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Tom CochraneTom Cochrane
14 May 1953
musician

Yann MartelYann Martel
25 June 1963
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter

Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University
Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
28 September 1955
Politician, Sociologist, Academic, Writer,

Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist
Mike ClattenburgMike Clattenburg
 

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
07 October 1959
Anthropologist, Writer

John McCraeJohn McCrae
 

Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
30 December 1961
Writer, Sculptor, Novelist, Artist, Designer,
Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
14 July 1912
Writer, Philosopher, Educationist, Cleric, Poet,

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer
06 August 1923
Politician, Ufologist, Writer

Morley SaferMorley Safer
08 November 1931
War correspondent, Television presenter,

Farley MowatFarley Mowat
12 May 1921
Writer
Rick MercerRick Mercer
17 October 1969
Television presenter, Blogger, Screenwriter,

Robert MunschRobert Munsch
11 June 1945
Author

Dan HillDan Hill
03 June 1954
Singer, Songwriter, Writer, Singer-songwriter

Bernard SladeBernard Slade
02 May 1930
Screenwriter, Playwright

Rohinton MistryRohinton Mistry
03 July 1952
Writer
Shulamith FirestoneShulamith Firestone
07 January 1945
Writer, Feminist

Guy Gavriel KayGuy Gavriel Kay
07 November 1954
Lawyer, Writer
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science

Irshad ManjiIrshad Manji
1968 AD
journalist

Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
05 October 1925
Biologist
Miriam ToewsMiriam Toews
21 May 1964
writer

Mordecai RichlerMordecai Richler
27 January 1931
Screenwriter, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Janette OkeJanette Oke
18 February 1935
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
21 March 1976
Writer, Comics artist

Stanley CorenStanley Coren
1942 AD
psychologist

J. Philippe RushtonJ. Philippe Rushton
03 December 1943
Psychologist, Faculty, Non-fiction writer
Bilal PhilipsBilal Philips
07 January 1947
teacher, writer

Albert S. RuddyAlbert S. Ruddy
28 March 1930
Film producer, Screenwriter
Neal BledsoeNeal Bledsoe
26 March 1981
Actor

Gordon KormanGordon Korman
23 October 1963
Writer, Science fiction writer, Children's writer
Kari SkoglandKari Skogland
 

Arthur HaileyArthur Hailey
05 April 1920
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb
12 March 1835
Astronomer, Mathematician, Economist, Novelist,