Margaret Laurence

Margaret Laurence, who died in 1987, penned classic Canadian novels like The Diviners and The Stone Angels.
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Margaret Laurence penned several classic Canadian novels throughout her celebrated career. She twice won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction — first in 1966 for A Jest of God and again in 1974 for The DivinersLaurence was born and raised in Manitoba, and, shortly after graduating from college, worked as a reporter for the Winnipeg Citizen. She later moved to Somalia for two years, Ghana for five years and spent a decade in England. Laurence eventually returned to Canada in 1974, settling in Lakefield, Ont., where she died in 1987.

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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.