Elspeth Cameron

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Elspeth Cameron
Born (1943-01-10) 10 January 1943 (age 73)
Residence St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation writer,poet
Known for biographies

Elspeth MacGregor Cameron (born 10 Jan 1943) is a Canadian writer known for her biographies of noted Canadian literary figures such as Irving Layton and Earle Birney. Her biography of Hugh MacLennan, Hugh MacLennan: A Writer's Life, was nominated for a Governor General's Award. She has also published a volume of poetry.

She currently lives in St. Catharines, Ontario where she teaches English literature at Brock University.


  • Hugh MacLennan: A Writer's Life (1981))
  • A Spider Danced A Cosy Jig (1984)
  • Irving Layton: A Portrait (1985)
  • Robertson Davies: An Appreciation (1991)
  • Earle Birney: A Life (1994)
  • Great Dames (1997)
  • No Previous Experience: A Memoir of Love and Change (1997)
  • And Beauty Answers: The Life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle (2007).