Digital ArchivesMargaret Laurence's legacyJan 5, 1987 | 5:51Canadians mourn the loss of Margaret Laurence. Across Canada, distinguished authors such as Robertson Davies, Timothy Findley and Alice Munro pay tribute to their friend and peer.
Digital ArchivesMargaret Laurence speaks out against censorshipJan 25, 1985 | 3:01Laurence speaks out against the censorship of her books in high schools. She talks about the importance of a "skilled" reading.
Digital ArchivesMargaret Laurence's books bannedJan 25, 1985 | 2:39Fundamentalist Christians deem The Diviners "blasphemous" and "obscene," and pressure school boards to ban Laurence's novels. Several schools comply.
Digital ArchivesMargaret Laurence writes The DivinersMay 19, 1974 | 7:55In the early 1970s Laurence moves to Lakefield, Ont. She also buys a small cabin on the Otonabee River where she writes The Diviners.
Digital ArchivesMargaret Laurence's first novelDec 19, 1960 | 4:27In 1947, Margaret Wemyss marries Jack Laurence. Between 1950 and 1957, they live in Africa where their two children, Jocelyn and David, are born. In 1960 Laurence publishes her first novel.