Pulitzer Prize writer
1935-2003; lived in Ottawa 1968 to 1978.
Born in Illinois, USA.
Received an MA from the University of Ottawa in 1975.
Lectured in the Department of English, University of Ottawa in 1976.
Taught Creative Writing at the University of Ottawa 1977-78.
Was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Ottawa in 1989.
Companion of the Order of Canada, 2002.
Her novel Stone Diaries was awarded the Governor General's Award for fiction, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Critics Circle Award, and the Prix de Lire.
Larry's Party won the Orange Prize for fiction.
Her critical study and biography Jane Austen won the $25,000 Charles Taylor prize for literary non-fiction in 2002.