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
Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer

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

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
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962
Business People

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948
Speculative Fiction Writer
Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874
Author
Antoni PorowskiAntoni Porowski
14 March 1984
Television Personality

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein
08 May 1970
Author

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
26 May 1912
Actor

Robin SharmaRobin Sharma
16 June 1964
Writer, Public Speaker

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

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943
Canadian poet

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
04 May 1916
Journalist, Author, Activist

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer
Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock
30 December 1869
Canadian writer

David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961
Journalist
Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
28 August 1913
Author and Journalist

A. E. van VogtA. E. van Vogt
26 April 1912
Science Fiction Author

Morgan MacgregorMorgan Macgregor
 
Writer/Editor, Wife of actor Michael C. Hall
Timothy FindleyTimothy Findley
30 October 1930
Canadian novelist

Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960
Actress
Paul ShafferPaul Shaffer
28 November 1949
Musician

Pattie MallettePattie Mallette
02 April 1975
Autobiographer

James DoohanJames Doohan
03 March 1920
Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor,
Mark SteynMark Steyn
08 December 1959
Writer

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Andrea MartinAndrea Martin
15 January 1947
Actress
Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell
14 February 1927
Actor, Writer

Saul RubinekSaul Rubinek
02 July 1948
Actor

Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau
10 September 1948
Autobiographer, Actor

Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992
Poet
Paul HaggisPaul Haggis
10 March 1953
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director
Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950
Columnist

Neal BledsoeNeal Bledsoe
26 March 1981
Actor

Harland WilliamsHarland Williams
14 November 1962
Actor

Jann ArdenJann Arden
27 March 1962
Street artist, Singer, Film producer, Television
Serge MonastSerge Monast
1945 AD
Journalist

David FrumDavid Frum
30 June 1960
Journalist

Victoria PrattVictoria Pratt
18 December 1970
Actress

Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
03 December 1971
Actress

Phan Thi Kim PhucPhan Thi Kim Phuc
02 April 1963
Writer
Donald Stewart CherryDon Cherry
05 February 1934
Sports commentator

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
11 June 1922
Sociologist, Non-fiction writer
John McCraeJohn McCrae
30 November 1872
Poet

Lisa JakubLisa Jakub
27 December 1978
Writer

Yann MartelYann Martel
25 June 1963
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow
17 July 1971
Blogger

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,
Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967
Musician

Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire
25 June 1946
Politician, Autobiographer, Writer, Military

K'naanK'naan
30 May 1978
Poet

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer
06 August 1923
Politician, Ufologist, Writer

David ShoreDavid Shore
03 July 1959
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Morley SaferMorley Safer
08 November 1931
War correspondent, Television presenter,

Bryan Lee O'MalleyBryan Lee O'Malley
21 February 1979
Cartoonist

Albert S. RuddyAlbert S. Ruddy
28 March 1930
Film producer, Screenwriter

Tom CochraneTom Cochrane
14 May 1953
musician
Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist

Mike ClattenburgMike Clattenburg
Director
Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
07 October 1959
Anthropologist, Writer

Brent ButtBrent Butt
03 August 1966
Actor, Writer
Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University

Emma DonoghueEmma Donoghue
24 October 1969
Novelist
Thomas KingThomas King
24 April 1943
Writer

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

Bilal PhilipsBilal Philips
07 January 1947
teacher, writer
Peter WattsPeter Watts
25 January 1958
biologist, writer, science fiction writer

Robert MunschRobert Munsch
11 June 1945
Author
Janette OkeJanette Oke
18 February 1935
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Farley MowatFarley Mowat
12 May 1921
Writer

Gail SimmonsGail Simmons
19 May 1976
Writer

Wade DavisWade Davis
14 December 1953
anthropologist
Dan HillDan Hill
03 June 1954
Singer, Songwriter, Writer, Singer-songwriter
Danny AntonucciDanny Antonucci
27 February 1957
Animator

Guy Gavriel KayGuy Gavriel Kay
07 November 1954
Lawyer, Writer

Anna SilkAnna Silk
31 January 1974
Actress

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
14 July 1912
Writer, Philosopher, Educationist, Cleric, Poet,

Irshad ManjiIrshad Manji
1968 AD
journalist

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

Charles TempletonCharles Templeton
07 October 1915
Journalist

Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
30 December 1961
Writer, Sculptor, Novelist, Artist, Designer,
Rosie ShusterRosie Shuster
19 June 1950
Screenwriter

Shulamith FirestoneShulamith Firestone
07 January 1945
Writer, Feminist
Stanley CorenStanley Coren
1942 AD
psychologist

Rick MercerRick Mercer
17 October 1969
Television presenter, Blogger, Screenwriter,
Joseph BoydenJoseph Boyden
31 October 1966
Novelist
Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
21 March 1976
Writer, Comics artist