With the works of such internationally acclaimed authors as Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro and Lawrence Hill, Canada is a force to be reckoned with on the literary stage. The Canadian Encyclopedia includes a variety of articles about literature in Canada, both fiction and non-fiction, gathered by topic in this collection.
Short fiction in English encompasses a wide range of forms, including the ESSAY, sketch and short story; and elements of all these forms may blend in individual works, as in "The Village Inside" and "Predictions of Ice" from Hugh HOOD'SAround the Mountain: Scenes from Montreal Life (1967).
And his lumpy but lovable green face is destined to hit TV screens in Franklin's own cartoon series. Late last month, Toronto's Nelvana, Canada's largest animation company and the maker of the Babar and Rupert cartoons, was in the process of acquiring film and merchandise rights to the character.
In the periodical L'Oiseau bleu, published by the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Montréal, Marie-Clarie Daveluy's serial story Les Aventures de Perrine et Charlot (1923) can be found. This story is considered to be the first Québécois text specifically written for children.
Established in 2008 by the WRITERS' TRUST OF CANADA, the Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Prize was created by merging two previously existing prizes: the Marian Engel Award for a female writer in mid-career and the Timothy Findley Award for a male writer in mid-career.