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
Antoni PorowskiAntoni Porowski
14 March 1984
Television Personality

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934
Singer-songwriter

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

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

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962
Business People
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939
Writer, Environmental Activist

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874
Author

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948
Speculative Fiction Writer
Naomi KleinNaomi Klein
08 May 1970
Author

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
26 May 1912
Actor

Robin SharmaRobin Sharma
16 June 1964
Writer, Public Speaker

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

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

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
28 August 1913
Author and Journalist
Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock
30 December 1869
Canadian writer

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

Stefan MolyneuxStefan Molyneux
24 September 1966
Philosopher, Writer, Novelist, Podcaster, YouTuber
Pattie MallettePattie Mallette
02 April 1975
Autobiographer

Paul ShafferPaul Shaffer
28 November 1949
Musician

Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960
Actress
Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960
Actress

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James DoohanJames Doohan
03 March 1920
Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor,
Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau
10 September 1948
Autobiographer, Actor

Saul RubinekSaul Rubinek
02 July 1948
Actor

Andrea MartinAndrea Martin
15 January 1947
Actress

David FrumDavid Frum
30 June 1960
Journalist
Roy MooreRoy Moore
17 January 1944
Writer
Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992
Poet

Victoria PrattVictoria Pratt
18 December 1970
Actress

Phan Thi Kim PhucPhan Thi Kim Phuc
02 April 1963
Writer

Harland WilliamsHarland Williams
14 November 1962
Actor
Paul HaggisPaul Haggis
10 March 1953
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director

Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell
14 February 1927
Actor, Writer

Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950
Columnist

Mark SteynMark Steyn
08 December 1959
Writer

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

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967
Musician
Lisa JakubLisa Jakub
27 December 1978
Actor, Writer

Donald Stewart CherryDon Cherry
05 February 1934
Sports commentator

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

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
11 June 1922
Sociologist, Non-fiction writer
K'naanK'naan
30 May 1978
Poet

David ShoreDavid Shore
03 July 1959
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

Tom CochraneTom Cochrane
14 May 1953
musician

Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire
25 June 1946
Politician, Autobiographer, Writer, Military
Janette OkeJanette Oke
18 February 1935
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist

Jann ArdenJann Arden
27 March 1962
Street artist, Singer, Film producer, Television

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer
06 August 1923
Politician, Ufologist, Writer
Mike ClattenburgMike Clattenburg
Director

Bryan Lee O'MalleyBryan Lee O'Malley
21 February 1979
Cartoonist
Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
07 October 1959
Anthropologist, Writer

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

Bilal PhilipsBilal Philips
07 January 1947
teacher, writer
Anna SilkAnna Silk
31 January 1974
Actress

John McCraeJohn McCrae
30 November 1872
Poet
Morley SaferMorley Safer
08 November 1931
War correspondent, Television presenter,

Egerton RyersonEgerton Ryerson
24 March 1803
 

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

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,
Robert MunschRobert Munsch
11 June 1945
Author

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

Farley MowatFarley Mowat
12 May 1921
Writer

J. Philippe RushtonJ. Philippe Rushton
03 December 1943
Psychologist, Faculty, Non-fiction writer
Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada
Guy Gavriel KayGuy Gavriel Kay
07 November 1954
Lawyer, Writer

Ernest Thompson SetonErnest Thompson Seton
14 August 1860
Author

Irshad ManjiIrshad Manji
1968 AD
journalist

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
14 July 1912
Writer, Philosopher, Educationist, Cleric, Poet,
Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
30 December 1961
Writer, Sculptor, Novelist, Artist, Designer,

Stanley CorenStanley Coren
1942 AD
psychologist

Dick PoundDick Pound
22 March 1942
Jurist, Lawyer, Squash player, Swimmer, University

Rohinton MistryRohinton Mistry
03 July 1952
Writer

Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
21 March 1976
Writer, Comics artist
Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
05 October 1925
Biologist

Shulamith FirestoneShulamith Firestone
07 January 1945
Writer, Feminist
Arthur HaileyArthur Hailey
05 April 1920
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter

Ross MacdonaldRoss Macdonald
13 December 1915
Author
Albert S. RuddyAlbert S. Ruddy
28 March 1930
Film producer, Screenwriter
Mordecai RichlerMordecai Richler
27 January 1931
Screenwriter, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer