Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ten Canadian Authors

This week is Freebie week over at The Broke and TheBookish.  I was inspired by 1girl at AllThe Books I Can Read, who decided that she would name the top ten books by Australian authors.  Naming ten specific books might be a little to difficult for this time of night, but I do want to recommend ten great Canadian authors.  Are they the top ten?  I don’t know, but I certainly like them.

  1. Alice Munro
  2. Michael Ondaatje
  3. Rabindranath Maharaj
  4. Sinclair Ross
  5. Douglas Coupland
  6. Helen Humphreys
  7. Timothy Findley
  8. Margaret Laurence
  9. Gwendolyn MacEwen
  10. Lucy Maud Montgomery

Narrowing it down to ten was not easy.  I purposely did not include Margaret Atwood, because I talk about her all the time.  I hope some of these authors make it onto your shelves.


  1. Definitely some of these are among my favourite authors - Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Timothy Findley, Margaret Laurence, LM Montgomery (though I would put your #8 and #10 closer to the top of my list, and include Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, and Joseph Boyden).

  2. The list is in no order. Ranking would be too hard. I talk about Atwood all the time, so I thought I'd be different this time. I've never read Boyden and it's been a decade since I read Fifth Business. It was difficult to keep it to ten. My draft list had 18!