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Creator / Margaret Laurence

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Jean Margaret Laurence (née Wemyss; 18 July 1926 – 5 January 1987) was a Canadian author. A mainstay of Canadian high school and university classes, her work won two Governor General's Awards and she held the Order of Canada.

Some of her well-known works include:

All of the above works are part of Laurence's "Manawaka cycle," set in the fictional small town of Manawaka, Manitoba.

Some tropes associated with Mrs. Laurence's work include: