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Bibliography of Works by Margaret Laurence


This Side Jordan. London: Macmillan & Co. 1960.

The Tomorrow-Tamer. Short stories. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1963.

The Stone Angel. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1964.

A Jest of God. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1966.

The Fire-Dwellers. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1969.

A Bird in the House. Short stories. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1970.

The Diviners. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1974.


A Tree of Poverty. An anthology of Somali writing edited by Laurence. Published by the Government of Somaliland, 1954.

The Prophet’s Camel Bell. An account of life in Somaliland, McClelland & Stewart, 1963.

Long Drums and Cannons: Nigerian Dramatists and Novelist 1952-1966. London: Macmillan, 1968.

Heart of a Stranger. Essays. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1976.

Dance on the Earth: A Memoir. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1989.

Children’s Literature

A Christmas Birthday Story. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1982.

Six Darn Cows. Toronto: J. Lorimer, 1979.

The Olden Days Coat. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1979.

Jason’s Quest. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1970.

Books About

Curry, Gwen Carnfill. Journeys Towards Freedom: A study of Margaret Laurence’s fictional women. Ph.D. thesis. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilm Int'l, 1985.

Gunnars, Kristjana. Ed. Crossing the River: essays in honour of Margaret Laurence. Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1988.

King, James. The Life of Margaret Laurence. Toronto: A.A. Knopf Canada, 1997.

Lennox, John. Ed. Margaret Laurence, Al Purdy: a friendship in letters. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1993.

Lindberg, Laurie Kathleen. Speaking The Heart’s Truth: Language and Self-Realization in the Canadian Novels of Margaret Laurence. Ph.D. thesis. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Dissertations, 1985.

Morley, Patricia. Margaret Laurence. Boston: Twayne, 1981.

Powers, Lyall. Alien Heart: The Life and Works of Margaret Laurence. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2004.

Sparrow, Fiona. Into Africa with Margaret Laurence. Toronto: ECW Press, 1992.

Thomas, Clara. All My Sisters: Essays on the work of Canadian Women Writers. Ottawa: Tecumseh Press, 1994.

_____. The Manawaka World of Margaret Laurence. Toronto: McCelland & Stewart, 1976.

_____. Margaret Laurence. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1969.

Verduyn, Christl. Ed. Margaret Laurence: An Appreciation. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1988.

Wainwright, J.A. Ed. A very large soul: selected letters from Margaret Laurence to Canadian writers. Dunvegan, ON.: Cormorant Books, 1995.

Woodcock, George. Ed. A Place to Stand On: Essays by and about Margaret Laurence. Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1983.

York, Lorraine. “The other side of dailiness”: photography in the works of Alice Munro, Timothy Findley, Michael Ondaatje, and Margaret Laurence. Toronto: ECW Press, 1988.

There are also many essays in books and articles in literary journals on the life and work of Margaret Laurence.

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