Top 10 Canadian Authors

10 Famous Canadian Authors You Must Read

10 Famous Canadian Authors, You Must Read

Canadian authors inspire millions of novel, literature, classics, fiction, and technology texts lovers. Here are the top ten Canadian authors.


Canada is famous for its diversity, versatility, hospitality, sports, movies, food, culture, attractions, tourism, education, scientists, and improved quality of life. Do you know Canada is home to some of the best authors in various genres? Yes, this is true! Here is the list of the top ten Canadian authors you will appreciate for their contributions. Read on!


1.    Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden is well-known for his inspiring books, including classic literature. Boyden is one of the best Canadian authors with millions of fans worldwide, thanks to his unique talents and skills that bring charm to the world of literature.

The Orenda is Boyden’s best novel that has won many Canadian, and International awards, including the 2013’s edition of Canada reads. Boyden has also won the best novel award for his book “Three Day Roads” in 2006. Besides, the Scotiabank Giller awarded “Through Black Spruce” as the best book, making Boyden the pioneer of Canadian authors in 2021.

2.    Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews is an inspiring Canadian author who has authored numerous books and novels. However, Toew’s stories “All my puny sorrows” and “A Complicated Kindness” are the most popular among readers.

All my puny sorrows is a book that talks about Toews suicide, and the author has incredibly portrait human sorrows and traumas. Therefore, the novel is a must-read for reality lovers because it contains life lessons.

In addition, the author has won numerous awards for her incredible work, including the best Fiction award from Governor-General and Findley awards. If you love fiction classics, Toews’ books and novels are a must-read for you.

3.    Heather O’Neill

The Montreal-based Heather O’Neill is among the most popular Canadian authors who have earned a name for literary work. Heather’s novel “Lullabies for little criminals” won the best award for 2007 Canada reads.

Not only did Heather’s book win the competition, but it also became a famous novel worldwide. The book also won the Hugh MacLennan best prize for fiction. The internationally acclaimed author has written several bestsellers thanks to her melodramatic and theatrical-style inscription.

4.    Jordan Tannahill

Everyone knows Jordan Tannahill as the most popular and accomplished young playwright. Tannahill is Canada’s most widely celebrated author and filmmaker. The Toronto Star and CBC arts have awarded Tannahill the most extraordinary artists in North America. Jordan’s books are a must-read, and films are worth watching.

5.    Tarek Riman

Tarek Riman is a young entrepreneur, founder of a digital marketing agency, and SEO expert with a higher success rate. Although people love fiction classics, novels, and social books, Tarek Riman’s books are a cornerstone for businesses, companies, digital marketing agencies, eCommerce owners, and technology companies who want to get the most out of their operations generate higher returns on investments (ROIs).

Besides, Riman is the bestseller author of various books, including “the SEO way,” “the Camino Within,” “A Beginners Guide to Paid Search Marketing,” and “the Secrets to Capitalizing on Analytics.”

These books have helped hundreds of companies worldwide to optimize their digital strategies, build brands, online reputation, and drive quality traffic to their websites. The young Canadian continues to be an inspiration for people who want to thrive in the digital world.

6.    Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland is among the top Canadian authors in 2021, thanks to his unique style and command over fiction, novels, and short stories. Readers worldwide consider Coupland, the master of the mystery genre.

Although Coupland has written many books, his most famous and bestselling book is “Generation X,” which highlights cultural diversity, human trauma, and mysteries, giving readers a thrilling experience.

7.    Thomas King

Thomas King is one of the most popular Canadian authors famous for his extraordinary novels, short stories, and essays. King has versatile talents because he has also earned a name in screenwriting and photography.

Thomas King is an advocate for the right of Aboriginal people in North America. Most of his stories showcase the issues experienced by the indigenous community in Canada. One thing that makes King unique from others is a blend of classic western narratives with humorous characters and an informal writing style.

8.    Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad has won many awards for his post-apocalyptic novel “American War,” which has inspired young readers in North America. The book beautifully showcases and portraits the second American Civil War in 2074. Besides, Omar El Akkad is an award-winning journalist famous for his critically acclaimed columns, essays, and reporting.

9.    Ashley Audrain

Ashely Audrain is a young Canadian author, writer, and novelist famous for her classic work “The Push,” a suspenseful tale of her mother’s trauma and sorrows. The thriller novel will keep you at the edge of your seat, and you will want to read it again and again. Moreover, Audrain is writing a sequel to the Push, the title of which is “The Whispers.”

10. Angelique Lalonde

Angelique Lalonde, born in British Columbia, is the author of Glorious Frazzled Beings that won the 2021 Giller Prize award. Lalonde’s short stories are not only inspirational but thrilling for young readers, making her one of the best authors in 2021. We recommend reading the short story “Pooka,” which has won the 2019’s Journey Prize.


Final Words

If you are a book, novel, technology, crime, thriller, and literature lover, you must read the books written by these authors. These Canadian authors’ legacy inspires millions in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world.


  • Article based on personal opinion and research.
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