Canadian Authors Association

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The Canadian Authors Association was founded in 1921 and is Canada's oldest association for writers and authors.[1]

The founding organizers included John Murray Gibbon, Bernard Keble Sandwell, Stephen Leacock, and Dr. Pelham Edgar.[2] The association founded the Governor General's Awards in 1937, Canada's highest literary award. It offers the Canadian Authors Association Awards to authors who are Canadian born authors or permanent residents.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Lennox (January 1, 2012). "Canadian Authors Association". Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Harrington, Lyn (1981). Syllables of Recorded Time: The Story of the Canadian Authors Association, 1921-1981. Dundurn. pp. 21–22. ISBN 978-0-88924-112-1. Retrieved 2014-07-10.