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Margaret Laurence

Margaret Laurence was born in 1926 in Neepawa, Manitoba. She published her first novel, This Side of Jordan (one of several works to be set in Africa), in 1960. The Stone Angel, published in 1964, was her second novel. It was an immediate success, as were her four subsequent Manawaka novels: A Jest of God (which won the 1967 Governor General's Award and was later made into the film Rachel, Rachel), The Fire Dwellers, A Bird in the House, and The Diviners — winner of the 1974 Governor General's Award. In 1971, Laurence was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Remembered also as a peace activist, she died in 1987.

Books by Margaret Laurence

Recognition and Revelation

Short Nonfiction Writings

by (author) Margaret Laurence
edited by Nora Foster Stovel
foreword by David Laurence
afterword by Aritha van Herk

A Jest of God

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Margaret Laurence

A Bird in the House

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Margaret Laurence

The Stone Angel

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Margaret Laurence

De l’autre côté du Jourdain

by (author) Margaret Laurence
translated by Caroline Lavoie

Canada and the Nuclear Arms Race

foreword by Margaret Laurence
edited by Ernie Regehr & Simon Rosenblum

This Side Jordan

by (author) Margaret Laurence
afterword by George Woodcock

The Fire-Dwellers

by (author) Margaret Laurence
afterword by Sylvia Fraser

The Tomorrow-Tamer

by (author) Margaret Laurence
afterword by Guy Vanderhaeghe

Crackpot

by (author) Adele Wiseman & Margaret Laurence

The Diviners

by (author) Margaret Laurence
afterword by Timothy Findley

Intimate Strangers

The Letters of Margaret Laurence and Gabrielle Roy

by (author) Margaret Laurence & Gabrielle Roy
edited by Paul G. Socken

The Olden Days Coat

by (author) Margaret Laurence
illustrated by Muriel Wood

An International Christmas

Seasonal Stories and Poems from Canada and Around the World

by (author) Grace Pacey, John Julius Norwich, Margaret Laurence, Roy McGregor, Tim Wynne-Jones, Maureen Hull, Annie Dillard, Heinrich Böll, P.K. Page, Milton Acorn, John Terpstra & Wendy Cope

Heart of a Stranger

by (author) Margaret Laurence
introduction by Nora Stovel

Long Drums and Cannons

Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists, 1952-1966

by (author) Margaret Laurence
edited by Nora Stovel

A Tree for Poverty

by (author) Margaret Laurence
introduction by Donex Xiques

The Prophet's Camel Bell

by (author) Margaret Laurence
afterword by Clara Thomas

Six Darn Cows

by (author) Margaret Laurence
illustrated by Ann Blades