Franklin D. McDowell

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Franklin Davey McDowell (1888–1965)[1] was a Canadian writer, whose novel The Champlain Road won the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction in 1939.[1]

Beginning his career in 1909 as a journalist with The Toronto World, the Toronto Mail and Empire and the Winnipeg Free Press, McDowell also published a number of short stories.[1] He subsequently worked for Canadian National Railways from 1923 to 1953.[1]


  • The Champlain Road (1939)
  • Forges of Freedom (1943)


  1. ^ a b c d William H. New, The Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. ISBN 0-8020-0761-9.

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