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10 Famous Canadian Authors You Must Read

Being a huge fan of reading books, you should never miss out on our list of “10 famous Canadian authors you must read”. This will make you relish Canadian writings more than ever.

Margaret Atwood – Famous Canadian Authors


Atwood won many prestigious awards for her writings, such as the Princess of Asturias Award for literature, the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, etc.

Her long-story fiction “The Handmaid’s Tale” succeeded her in the 2985 Governor General’s Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. It was also the final publication winner for the Booker Prize. 

As a famous author, Margaret surely has interesting and must-read works. We suggest some of them for you, such as Oryx and Clarke, Alias Grace, The Robber Bride, The year of the flood, and The Blind Assassin.

Lucy Maud Montgomery


This is the author of the most wonderful novel for people of all ages – Anne of Green Gables. The book is an inspiration for many film versions, and all of them are well-known.

The movie’s settings are always in Canada to protect and maintain the core theme of the book. As far as we know, the chosen location for both action movies and animated series is Prince Edward Island.

Douglas Coupland – Famous Canadian Authors


Known for his management of fantasy novels, especially the mystery type. Douglas is best renowned for his global top-selling novel – “Generation X: Tales” for a hastened reading culture. 

His further publication such as Miss Wyoming, Girlfriend in a coma,  Eleanor Rigby, All families are psychotic, etc. also receive good reviews as well.

Robertson Davies


In fact, Davies has authored about 30 books throughout his writing career. The best work so far is “‘What’s bred in the nine”. It was a nomination for the Booker Prize. His books were full of bizarre personalities, funny and impulsive.

Joseph Boyden – Famous Canadian Authors


He wrote numerous motivational books many of which we can even categorize as masterpieces. 

This gifted author became keen on the literature field when he was a youngster. Boyden’s work – “The Orenda” won the edition of Canada reads in 2013. The continuous string of awards did not stop. In 2006, he won “the First Novel Award” with “Three-day roads”.

Yann Martel


Yann Martel is the original owner of the famous Holywood blockbuster – “Life of Pi”. After making it into the movie, the work was truly a striking success worldwide.

This novel also won the Man Booker Prize and was a global bestseller publicized in more than 50 countries. 

The book describes the connection between an Indian boy and a tiger. The development of their strange affair is somewhat distinctive. It leaves the readers to imagine as much as possible as they can to enter the unique world of the book.

Heather O’Neill – Famous Canadian Authors


O’Neil’s talent in writing is gifted and well-known for the reading novel lovers community around the world. She is universally popular among authors as well.

In 2007, her first book – Lullabies, which was for little offenders, was the best selection for Canadian reads. The book not only won the competition but also received the Hugh MacLennan Prize for fantasy. It went on to evolve into a global success.

Lisa Moore


She released her first book in 1995 name Degrees of Nakedness. In 2002, she continued to publish the next work – Open. Both of them are short novel collections. The latter book was truly a breakthrough, on both commercial and critical sides.

She earned many nominations for her books, such as “Open”, “Alligator”, etc. In 2010, she got another nomination for the Booker Prize for her story “February”.

Miriam Toews – Famous Canadian Authors


Toews is well-known for her two best-sellers “All my puny sorrows” and “A complicated kindness”. According to her, the inspiration for the novel “All my puny sorrows’” comes from the suicide of her elder sister. So, this is a book based on real-life events. You can truly feel the sorrow and grief in the book. 

She has won a string of prizes for her in her whole writing career, such as the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award, the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, etc.

Margaret Laurence


Margaret Laurence is Canada’s one of the best-respected and adored authors. Her hometown is Neepawa, Manitoba.

She was the originator of the Writer’s Trust of Canada. This organization contributed a lot to Canadian literature and gave much encouragement to many authors.

Her best publication is “The Stone Angel”. Kari Skogland made it into a movie, starring Ellen Burstyn. The film was released in 2007 under the same name as the original book.

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