Margaret Laurence

Margaret Laurence

Born: July 18, 1926

Died: January 5, 1987

Nationality: Canadian

Occupation: Novelist, essayist, academic, chancellor

Biography: Jean Margaret Laurence, CC was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, one of the major figures in Canadian literature. She was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.