|Literature in Canada
Of all national literatures today, Canadas is one of the most rich and diverse and has produced more internationally recognized writers of any country of a similar size. What sets Canadian literature apart from all other literatures is, in part, what makes Canada an especially interesting country; reflective of the character of the country, Canadian literature exists in numerous languages, dates back to before the arrival of Europeans in North America, was strongly influenced by the traditions of France and England and by the continuing immigration of people from all over the world, and has been shaped fundamentally by the existence of different regional and cultural identities, the vast and often harsh natural environment, and our proximity to and yet distinction from the United States.
In this section, we will explore the diversity and complexity of Canadas literary history. We will examine the history in some detail, but will also look more closely at several of its most interesting elements, including Native literature (written and oral), Québécois literature, the literature of Atlantic Canada and the prairies, and writing by recent immigrant writers. In each case, you will learn about some of Canadas most important writers and their works. You will also find bibliographies and some recommendations of books to read for, understandably, the best way to learn about Canadian literature is to read as much as you can!
Writing by Recent Immigrants
Ten Canadian Authors of Note
Canadian Literature Links