Laura Salverson

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Laura Salverson
Born Laura Goodman
(1890-12-09)December 9, 1890
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died July 13, 1970(1970-07-13) (aged 79)
Toronto, Ontario
Genre Novel

Laura Goodman Salverson (née Goodman) (December 9, 1890 – July 13, 1970) was a Canadian author.[1]

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba,[1] the daughter of Lárus Guðmundsson and Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir who immigrated to Winnipeg in 1887 from Grundir in Bolungarvík, Iceland. She married George Salverson in 1913.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Viking Heart (1923)
  • When Sparrows Fall (1925)
  • Wayside Gleams (1925)
  • Land of the Silver Dragons (1927)
  • The Dark Weaver: Against the Sombre Background of the Old Generations Flame the Scarlet Banners of the New (1937), winner of a 1937 Governor General's Award
  • Confessions of an Immigrant’s Daughter (1939), winner of a 1939 Governor General's Award
  • Immortal Rock: The Saga of the Kensington Stone (1954), winner of the 1954 Ryerson Fiction Award