Elspeth Cameron

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Elspeth Cameron
Born (1943-01-10) 10 January 1943 (age 74)
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. No Previous Experience won the W. O. Mitchell Literary Prize.[1] She has also published a volume of poetry.

She currently lives in St. Catharines, Ontario. Cameron has taught at Concordia University, the University of Toronto and Brock University.[1]


  • 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).
  • Aunt Winnie (2013)[2]


  1. ^ a b "Cormorant Books: Cameron, Elspeth". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Aunt Winnie". amazon.ca. Amazon. Retrieved December 2, 2016.