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Margaret Laurence, Canadian author. Decorated Companion Order of Canada, 1971; recipient Beta Sigma Phi award for Best First Novel by a Canadian, 1960, President Medal for Best Canadian Short Story University Western Ontario, 1961, 62, 64, Governor General award for fiction, 1966, 74, Molson award, 1975, Periodical Distributor's award, 1977, B'nai B'rith Woman of the Year award, 1976, award of Merit City of Toronto, 1978.

Background

Laurence, Margaret was born on July 18, 1926 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada. Daughter of Robert Harrison and Margaret Campbell (Simpson) Wemyss.

Education

Bachelor, United College now University Manitoba, 1947. D. Little, McMaster University, 1971. D. Little honorary, Trent University, 1971.

D. Little honorary, University Toronto, 1971. D. Little honorary, Carleton University, 1974. D. Little honorary, University Brandon, 1974.

D. Little honorary, Mount Allison, 1976. D. Little honorary, University York, 1980. Doctor of Laws. honorary, Dalhousie University, 1971.

Career

Writer in residence University Toronto, 1969-1970, University Western Ontario, 1973. Chancellor Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 1981-1983.

Works

Connections

Married John Fergus Laurence, 1947 (divorced 1969). Children: Jocelyn, David.

father:
Robert Harrison Wemyss

mother:
Margaret Campbell (Simpson) Wemyss

spouse:
John Fergus Laurence

children:
Jocelyn Laurence

David Laurence