Ernest Buckler, OC (19 July 1908 – 4 March 1984) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer best known for his 1952 novel, The Mountain and the Valley.
Buckler was born in the village of West Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, where he attended a one-room schoolhouse. He was a scholarship student at Dalhousie University (B.A., 1929), and a philosophy student at the University of Toronto (M.A., 1930). After graduation, he stayed in Toronto, working as an actuary, until 1936, when he returned to rural Nova Scotia, eventually settling on a farm in Centrelea near Bridgetown.
In 1967, he was awarded the Canadian Centennial Medal and in 1974, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
- The Mountain and the Valley. New York: Henry Holt, 1952.
- The Cruelest Month, 1963.
- Ox Bells and Fireflies: A Memoir. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1968; New York: Knopf, 1968.
- Nova Scotia: Window on the Sea. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973.
- The Rebellion of Young David and Other Stories. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1975.
- Whirligig. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977.
- The Harness
- The Locket
- Penny in the Dust
- The Clumsy One
- The Bars and the Bridge
- Long, Long After School
- Lecker, Robert and Jack David. The Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors, volume III.