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Morley Callaghan, C.C., LL.B., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Morley Callaghan, C.C., LL.B., LL.D. C.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada December 20, 1982 April 20, 1983
Morley Callaghan, Canada's first modern novelist in English, has been recognized by critics abroad as one of the most significant writers of our time. He began his career as a part-time reporter in his student days. His first short story, and his first novel, both dating from the 1920s, were the forerunners of a long series of writings, in which an understanding of human nature and a feeling for the Toronto scene are combined into a style of great sincerity and truth to nature. The fact that he has this year celebrated his eightieth birthday and published a major novel assures us that he is still at the height of his powers.
Deceased on August 25, 1990.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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