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Margaret Laurence’s legacy

The Story


Canadians 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. In addition to her literary achievements, Laurence is also credited with influencing a new generation of writers.

Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Jan. 5, 1987
Guest(s): Robertson Davies
Host: Alan Maitland
Interviewer: Dennis Trudeau
Duration: 5:52

Did You know?


• Laurence was deeply committed to many political causes. As director of The Energy Probe Research Foundation, Laurence was active on issues of peace and the environment. After her death, and with the support of her family, the foundation created The Margaret Laurence Fund. The fund was developed to offer grants and scholarships to students, authors, researchers and publishers whose work promotes peace and environmentalism.


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