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

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

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939
Writer, Environmental Activist

13 June 1974

Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife
Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962
Business People

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948
Speculative Fiction Writer

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874
Robin SharmaRobin Sharma
16 June 1964
Writer, Public Speaker

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein
08 May 1970
Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
26 May 1912

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

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

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
28 August 1913
Author and Journalist
Timothy FindleyTimothy Findley
30 October 1930
Canadian novelist

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

James DoohanJames Doohan
03 March 1920
Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor,

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

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

Paul ShafferPaul Shaffer
28 November 1949

Saul RubinekSaul Rubinek
02 July 1948
Mark SteynMark Steyn
08 December 1959

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Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992
Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970

Andrea MartinAndrea Martin
15 January 1947

Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau
10 September 1948
Autobiographer, Actor

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968
Phan Thi Kim PhucPhan Thi Kim Phuc
02 April 1963
Lisa JakubLisa Jakub
27 December 1978
Actor, Writer

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

Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950

Robert MacNeilRobert MacNeil
19 January 1931
Television presenter, Author, Journalist, Writer
David FrumDavid Frum
30 June 1960

Harland WilliamsHarland Williams
14 November 1962

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

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
11 June 1922
Sociologist, Non-fiction writer

Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
03 December 1971
Dick PoundDick Pound
22 March 1942
Jurist, Lawyer, Squash player, Swimmer, University

Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell
14 February 1927
Actor, Writer
Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967

Lanny PoffoLanny Poffo
28 December 1954

Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow
17 July 1971
Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
30 November 1979
Television presenter, Writer
Anna SilkAnna Silk
31 January 1974

30 May 1978

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
Yann MartelYann Martel
25 June 1963
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter

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

Mike ClattenburgMike Clattenburg

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

Victoria PrattVictoria Pratt
18 December 1970
Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
07 October 1959
Anthropologist, Writer

Farley MowatFarley Mowat
12 May 1921

John McCraeJohn McCrae
30 November 1872
Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
30 December 1961
Writer, Sculptor, Novelist, Artist, Designer,

Morley SaferMorley Safer
08 November 1931
War correspondent, Television presenter,
Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer
06 August 1923
Politician, Ufologist, Writer

Janette OkeJanette Oke
18 February 1935
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
14 July 1912
Writer, Philosopher, Educationist, Cleric, Poet,

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada
Dan HillDan Hill
03 June 1954
Singer, Songwriter, Writer, Singer-songwriter

Guy Gavriel KayGuy Gavriel Kay
07 November 1954
Lawyer, Writer

Bilal PhilipsBilal Philips
07 January 1947
teacher, writer

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science
Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University
Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
05 October 1925

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

Kari SkoglandKari Skogland

Brent ButtBrent Butt
03 August 1966
Actor, Writer
Mordecai RichlerMordecai Richler
27 January 1931
Screenwriter, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Ernest Thompson SetonErnest Thompson Seton
14 August 1860

Irshad ManjiIrshad Manji
1968 AD

Rohinton MistryRohinton Mistry
03 July 1952

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights
Albert S. RuddyAlbert S. Ruddy
28 March 1930
Film producer, Screenwriter

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

Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
21 March 1976
Writer, Comics artist
Neal BledsoeNeal Bledsoe
26 March 1981
Gordon KormanGordon Korman
23 October 1963
Writer, Science fiction writer, Children's writer