George Elliott (Canadian writer)

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George Matthew Elliott (4 July 1923 - 18 May 1996) was a Canadian short story writer.


Born in London, Ontario, Elliott attended the University of Toronto, where he was an editor for the student newspaper, The Varsity. He later became editor of the Strathroy Age-Dispatch, in Strathroy, Ontario, and was that community's correspondent for the London Free Press. He later became a reporter and editor with the Timmins Daily Press. He was Vice-President (Creative) of Maclaren Advertising in Toronto. He served as Minister-Counsellor for Public Affairs at the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. from 1976 to 1980. He retired to St. Jean Ile d'Orleans, Quebec.


Short story collections[edit]


  • God's Big Acre: Life in 401 Country (with photography by John Reeves). Toronto: Methuen. 1986. ISBN 0-45880400-2. 


See also[edit]

Southern Ontario Gothic


W. H. New, ed. Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002: 331-32.