The Authors

The Authors Collage

The New Canadian Library’s list of books contains a who’s who of Canadian authors. Although it doesn’t have every great Canadian writer or every great Canadian book, it does fulfill a starting and middle point for readers interested in Canadian literature, especially in novel form. With over a hundred authors in its stable, the New Canadian Library continues to be the main source for students, professors, and general readers interested in CanLit.

The Author Page lists every writer who has a book in the NCL. It also links to individual Author pages, and these pages give a short biography and book list for each author.

Authors in the New Canadian Library

PortraitAuthor# of Books in the NCL
Hubert AquinHubert Aquin

1

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood

4

James BacqueJames Bacque

1

Ronald Bates

1

Yves BeaucheminYves Beauchemin

1

Constance Beresford- HoweConstance Beresford-Howe

2

Earle BirneyEarle Birney

4

Neil BissoondathNeil Bissoondath

1

Marie-Claire BlaisMarie-Claire Blais

5

Patricia BlondalPatricia Blondal

1

Fred BodsworthFred Bodsworth

3

Frances BrookeFrances Brooke

1

E. K. BrownE. K. Brown

1

Charles BruceCharles Bruce

2

Ernest BucklerErnest Buckler

3

Morley CallaghanMorley Callaghan

3

Bliss CarmanBliss Carman

1

Philip ChildPhilip Child

1

Austin C. ClarkeAustin C. Clarke

1

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen

2

Matt CohenMatt Cohen

4

Ralph ConnorRalph Connor

2

Luella Creighton

1

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies

4

Philippe Aubert de GaspéPhilippe Aubert de Gaspé

1

Mazo de la RocheMazo de la Roche

1

 James De MilleJames De Mille

1

Selwyn DewdneySelwyn Dewdney

1

William Henry DrummondWilliam Henry Drummond

1

Dennis Duffy

1

Sara Jeannette DuncanSara Jeannette Duncan

1

William DunlopWilliam Dunlop

1

Marian EngelMarian Engel

2

Hubert EvansHubert Evans

1

Shirley FaesslerShirley Faessler

1

Jacques FerronJacques Ferron

1

Sylvia FraserSylvia Fraser

1

Mavis GallantMavis Gallant

3

John GaltJohn Galt

1

Antoine Gérin-LajoieAntoine Gérin-Lajoie

1

Graeme GibsonGraeme Gibson

2

 Jacques GodboutJacques Godbout

1

Dave Godfrey

1

Gwethalyn GrahamGwethalyn Graham

1

M. Allerdale GraingerM. Allerdale Grainger

1

Judith Skelton GrantJudith Skelton Grant

1

Francis William Grey

1

Image of Frederick Philip GroveFrederick Philip Grove

8

Germaine GuèvremontGermaine Guèvremont

1

Thomas C. HaliburtonThomas C. Haliburton

1

Chipman Hall

1

Robert HarlowRobert Harlow

1

Paul HiebertPaul Hiebert

1

Jack HodginsJack Hodgins

3

Hugh HoodHugh Hood

2

James HoustonJames Houston

1

Peter HughesPeter Hughes

1

Anna Brownell JamesonAnna Brownell Jameson

1

Percy Janes

1

Patricia JoudryPatricia Joudry

1

Naim KattanNaim Kattan

1

William KirbyWilliam Kirby

1

A. M. KleinA. M. Klein

1

Raymond KnisterRaymond Knister

1

Henry KreiselHenry Kreisel

2

André LangevinAndré Langevin

1

Margaret LaurenceMargaret Laurence

8

Irving LaytonIrving Layton

1

Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock

15

Felix LeclercFelix Leclerc

1

Roger LemelinRoger Lemelin

2

Douglas LePanDouglas LePan

1

Rosanna LeprohonRosanna Leprohon

1

Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis

1

Robert Traill Spence LowellRobert Traill Spence Lowell

1

Alec Lucas

2

Jack LudwigJack Ludwig

1

Archibald MacMechanArchibald MacMechan

1

Hugh MacLennanHugh MacLennan

3

Alistair MacLeodAlistair MacLeod

2

Sir Andrew MacphailSir Andrew Macphail

1

Eli MandelEli Mandel

1

John MarlynJohn Marlyn

1

Joyce MarshallJoyce Marshall

1

Edward McCourtEdward McCourt

2

Thomas McCullochThomas McCulloch

1

Colin McDougallColin McDougall

1

Oonah McFee

1

Edward Francis MeadeEdward Meade

1

John MetcalfJohn Metcalf

1

Rohinton MistryRohinton Mistry

3

W. O. MitchellW. O. Mitchell

1

L. M. MontgomeryL. M. Montgomery

4

Susannah MoodieSusanna Moodie

2

Brian MooreBrian Moore

5

Patricia MorleyPatricia Morley

1

Alice MunroAlice Munro

1

William H. NewWilliam H. New

1

Frederick NivenFrederick Niven

1

Howard O’HaganHoward O’Hagan

1

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

2

Martha OstensoMartha Ostenso

1

Horatio Gilbert ParkerHoratio Gilbert Parker

1

Al PurdyAl Purdy

1

Thomas H. RaddallThomas H. Raddall

5

David Adams RichardsDavid Adams Richards

6

John RichardsonJohn Richardson

1

Mordecai RichlerMordecai Richler

11

RinguetRinguet

1

Charles G. D. RobertsCharles G. D. Roberts

3

Theodore Goodridge RobertsTheodore Goodridge Roberts

2

Richard Robillard

1

Malcolm RossMalcolm Ross

1

Sinclair RossSinclair Ross

3

Gabrielle RoyGabrielle Roy

8

Franklin Russell

1

Laura Goodman SalversonLaura Goodman Salverson

1

Duncan Campbell ScottDuncan Campbell Scott

1

Dennis T. Patrick SearsDennis T. Patrick Sears

1

Ernest Thompson SetonErnest Thompson Seton

1

David Sinclair

1

A. J. M. SmithA. J. M. Smith

3

Ray SmithRay Smith

1

Robert J. C. SteadRobert J. C. Stead

1

John StefflerJohn Steffler

1

John SutherlandJohn Sutherland

1

Ronald Sutherland

1

Audrey ThomasAudrey Thomas

1

Clara ThomasClara Thomas

2

Catharine Parr TraillCatharine Parr Traill

2

Janette Turner-HospitalJanette Turner-Hospital

1

Jane UrquhartJane Urquhart

1

Guy VanderhaegheGuy Vanderhaeghe

1

Aritha van HerkAritha van Herk

2

Miriam WaddingtonMiriam Waddington

1

Sheila WatsonSheila Watson

3

Rudy Henry WiebeRudy Henry Wiebe

5

Ethel WilsonEthel Wilson

6

Milton WilsonMilton Wilson

3

Adele WisemanAdele Wiseman

2

George WoodcockGeorge Woodcock

3

Ross G. WoodmanRoss G. Woodman

1

Grahame WoodsGrahame Woods

1

Alan R. YoungAlan R. Young

1

One thought on “The Authors

  1. I would like to thank Brian Busby for his aid in finding seven of the images of authors shown on this page and a correction of an eighth (I had an incorrect image of John Sutherland).

    As of the writing of this comment it leaves thirteen portraits left to find. Any readers who can help with these thirteen missing images, perhaps from the missing author’s other books where an image is shown of the author, it would be highly appreciated. Just leave a comment below and I will contact you.

    – The Ignorant Intellectual

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