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Carol Shields (Profile)

It was a radiant day last summer when Carol SHIELDS returned home to Winnipeg, a shimmering day in early July. But by late afternoon, the heat was beginning to take its toll, and it would be some time before the city's canopied elms would work their evening magic, casting shadows down the boulevard.

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Zoe Whittall

Zoe Whittall, novelist, poet, journalist (b at South Durham, Que 16 Feb 1976). After growing up on a sheep farm in the rural Eastern Townships of Québec, Zoe Whittall moved to Montréal at age 18 to attend Dawson College and begin her writing career.

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Barbara Gowdy

Barbara Gowdy, novelist, short-story writer (b at Windsor, Ont 25 Jun 1950). Barbara Gowdy grew up in Don Mills, a Toronto suburb, and attended York University and the Royal Conservatory of Music.

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Alfred DesRochers

Alfred DesRochers, journalist, translator, poet, critic (b at Saint-Élie d'Orford, Qué 5 Aug 1901; d at Montréal 12 Oct 1978). As a poet and critic DesRochers was an important figure in Québec literature between the wars.

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Audrey Grace Thomas

Audrey Grace Thomas, née Callahan, novelist and short story writer (b at Binghamton, NY 17 Nov 1935). Audrey Thomas was educated at Smith College, Mass, and St Andrews University, Scotland, and then taught in England for a year.

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Yves Thériault

Yves Thériault, writer (b at Québec C 27 Nov 1915; d at Joliette, Qué 20 Oct 1983). The originality, diversity and importance of his work made Thériault one of Québec's most popular writers, both in Canada and abroad.

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Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson, poet, novelist, essayist (b 1956). Having taken her BA and MA degrees from Queen's University and a Fine Arts diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Anne Simpson worked as a Cuso volunteer in Nigeria.

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Alexander Whyte Wright

Alexander Whyte Wright, journalist, labour leader, politician (b at Elmira, Ont 17 Dec 1845; d c 1919). After some business attempts in southwestern Ontario, he became a journalist and newspaper editor in the 1870s.

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Adele Wiseman

Adele Wiseman, novelist (b at Winnipeg, Man 21 May 1928; d at Toronto, Ont 1 June 1992). Wiseman's Russian-Jewish parents emigrated in the early 1920s from the Ukraine to Winnipeg.

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Anne Wilkinson

Anne Wilkinson, née Gibbons, writer (b at Toronto 21 Sept 1910; d there 10 May 1961). A member of the family of William Osler, Wilkinson grew up in London, Ont, and was educated privately. She is known chiefly for her poetry, which is sensuous and wittily intellectual.

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Kathleen Coleman

Kathleen Coleman, journalist, war correspondent (born Catherine Ferguson on 20 February 1856 in Castleblakeney, Ireland; died 16 May 1915 in Hamilton, Ontario).

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Boris Spremo

Boris Spremo, photojournalist (born 20 October 1935 in Susak, Yugoslavia; died 21 August 2017 in Toronto, ON). Accalimed for his dramatic reportage of Canadian and international current events, Boris Spremo was one of Canada's most acclaimed photojournalists.

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Archibald Roy Megarry

Archibald Roy Megarry, publisher (b at Belfast, N Ire 10 Feb 1937). Megarry was publisher and chief executive officer of the Toronto Globe and Mail from 1978 to 1992 and was responsible for establishing its national edition.

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Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik, essayist, author, critic (born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 24 Aug 1956). While born in America, Gopnik was raised in Montréal, where he completed a BA at McGill University. He moved to New York, a city that remains his home, to attend graduate school.

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Alice Parizeau

Alice Parizeau, (née Poznanska), journalist, novelist and essayist (born 25 Jul 1930 in Luniniec, Poland; died 30 September 1990 in Montréal).

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Blakeman Welch

Peter Michael Blakeman Welch, composer, journalist, therapist, teacher (born 27 February 1935 in Birmingham, England; died 26 January 2010 in Winnipeg, MB). BA (Durham) 1957, certificate in education (London) 1960, B ED (Manitoba) 1974.