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Canada’s Early Women Writers
Author Biographies in CEWW
Gertrude Bartlett Taylor
Montreal-based poet Gertrude Bartlett Taylor won the Prix David for her only published volume, The White Bird and Other Poems (1932).
Gertrude Cornish Knight
Gertrude E.S. Pringle
Journalist Gertrude Pringle was best known for her book on Canadian etiquette.
Gertrude Isabella Parsons
A life-long resident of Newfoundland, Gertrude Parsons is known to have published one story and a novel.
Scottish-born Gertrude Jerdon published poetry and fiction that reflected her interest in natural history and her religious piety.
Gertrude Lawler, a teacher in Toronto, prepared school editions of works by Tennyson and Shakespeare.
Gertrude MacGregor Moffat
Gertrude MacGregor Moffat's only volume of poetry was published posthumously, following her untimely death.
Finally settling in British Columbia where she became known as a nature writer and local activist, Gillian Joan Douglas published her poetry in scores of magazines as well as producing several...
Gladdis Joy Tranter
Gladdis Joy Tranter was a versatile professional author who wrote poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and plays.
Gladys Arnold was a major western journalist who sent eyewitness reports of Europe back to Canada from 1934 to 1940.
Gladys Devlin Stacey
Based first in Montreal, then in Toronto, Gladys Devlin Stacey enjoyed a varied journalistic career as a contributor to a wide range of trade and general periodicals, including major Canadian...
Gladys Gigg Ross
Gladys Gigg Ross was an accomplished athlete and worked briefly as a sports journalist in North Bay, ON.
Born into a newspaper family, Grace Blackburn became a prominent journalist.
Grace Campbell was best known for her historical novels, beginning with Thorn-Apple Tree (1942), that celebrate the pioneer farmers of eastern Ontario.
Grace Denison enjoyed a varied literary career that included travel writing, society journalism, and editing a cookbook.
Grace Helen Harte
Grace Helen Harte, a sister of writers Edith Eaton and Winnifred Eaton, became one of the first Asian female lawyers in the US and published articles in legal journals.
Grace Helen Mowat
Grace Helen Mowat was well known for writing poetry, history, fiction and non-fiction regarding her home province of New Brunswick.
Grace Jones Morgan
Ontario-born Grace Jones Morgan, who often used the pseudonym "Bassett Morgan," published at least three novels, as well as adventure and fantasy stories in many magazines.
Grace McLeod Rogers
Grace Dean McLeod Rogers was well-known for her fiction and her historical writing about the Atlantic provinces.
Grace Murray Atkin
Montreal-based Grace Murray Atkin published most of her fiction and poetry under the masculine name of "G. Murray Atkin."
Grizelda Tonge followed the example of her literary great-grandmother, Deborah How Cottnam (1728-1806), as a manuscript poet in colonial Nova Scotia.
In addition to her newspaper work, reporter Gwen Cash, a colourful figure in the world of early Canadian female journalism, published several books based on her personal experiences and her life in...
Gwendolen Merrin Massey
After immigrating to Canada, English-born Gwendolen Merrin Massey resided first in New Brunswick and then moved to Ontario, where she published two chapbooks of poetry.
Primarily based in Montreal, Gwethalyn Graham wrote two novels, both of which won the Governor General's Award for fiction.
Gwladys V. Downes
A scholar of French literature, Gwladys Downes was well known as a poet.
Hannah Isabel Graham
A life-long resident of southern Ontario, Hannah Isabel Graham published three volumes of verse and numerous poems, stories, and feature articles in various periodicals.
Loyalist Hannah Jarvis, who came to Canada in 1792, wrote letters and diaries that were published in 1994.
Hannah Maria Armstrong
A dedicated Baptist, Hannah Marie Armstrong published books and periodical articles related to her missionary work overseas.
Hannah Maynard Thompson Pickard
Hannah Maynard Pickard promoted Methodist values in her two novels and her posthumously published memoir.
Harriet Ann Boomer
Harriet Boomer dedicated her life to religious, charitable and educational causes, the motivation behind much of her writing.
A pioneer nuclear physicist, Harriet Brooks published many scientific articles while living in Montreal.
Harriet Foster Cheney
After moving from Maine to Montreal, Harriet Vaughan Cheney became deeply involved in the city's literary life.
Harriet Julia Campbell Jephson
Born in Canada East, Lady Harriet Julia Jephson spent most of her adult life in London, England, where she published several books about her travels and her Canadian memories.
Harriett Annie Wilkins
The verse of English-born poet Harriett Annie Wilkins regularly appeared in the Hamilton Spectator, the newspaper that also issued many of her volumes of poetry.
Hattie E. Colter
A lifetime resident of New Brunswick, Hattie E. Colter published at least eight Sunday School books.
Helen Dickson Reynolds
Helen Dickson Reynolds lived in western Canada and supported her family as a prolific author of juvenile fiction.
Helen Frances Bagg
Socialite and traveller Helen Frances Bagg was an occasional author of poetry and prose, much of it yet to be verified. Her work may have appeared under her married names, as Mrs. Albert Edward...
Helen Gregory MacGill
Best known as one of Canada's first female judges, Helen Gregory MacGill was an active musician and jounalist before she turned her focus to the improvement of laws concerning of women and children.
Helen MacGill Hughes
With a doctorate in sociology, Helen MacGill Hughes continued her family's high level of intellectual and social activity and published extensively in her field.
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Author Biographies in CEWW
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