Books by Canadian Authors
Did you know?
A plethora of Canadian authors live among us. Greats such as L.M Montgomery, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Robert Munsch, Stephen Leacock, Yann Martel and Chris Hadfield to name a few. So, collecting the following Canadian young adult novelists from so many was no easy feat. You can enjoy them right from our shelves or give Hoopla/Overdrive a try. And in retrospect, I’ve included an interesting detail about our fellow Canadians. If there’s an author you would have included on this list please let me know about them in the comments below. Oh and see you at the next teen book club, ‘Science Fiction and Fantasy’ on May 16, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Nanji was born on the ancient island of Mombasa, Kenya, one of the oldest settlements on the East African coast.
Stevenson often visits schools to talk about books, writing and LGBTQ+ issues.
“The Whole World is full of stories in motion.” – Diana Wieler
Rayner likes to listen to music and plays keyboard and saxophone in a band.
Sinnott was born in the UK and now lives in St John’s, Newfoundland.
Van Camp’s novel, The Lesser Blessed was adapted into critically acclaimed film by director Anita Doron in 2012.
Choyce is a year-round surfer and founding member of the 1990s spoken word rock band, The SurfPoets.
Nicholson worked as a Fitness and Recreation Co-ordinator at the University of Victoria where she also coached rowing.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Dawydiak enjoys writing for young people about life on a an sland sheep farm to coastal fishing communities where the possibilities of alternate life forms become real.
“When the sky is purple and the writing is going really well being a writer is almost as good as being a mermaid.” – Teresa Toten
Körner ran her first thousand-mile dog team and canoe expedition along the ancient routes of the North.
In 1971, on the Pierre Berton Show, Berton interviewed famous martial artist Bruce Lee in what is his only surviving television interview.
Other notable Canadian Authors
“I will not beat myself up for something someone else did to me – that poison is theirs.” – Lisa Charleyboy
Mills received encouragement from the editors to continue writing even after her first book project about a young girl struggling to find acceptance as a goalie on her brother’s hockey team was never published.