Great Canadian Women of Literary Fiction: The Lions
Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. It’s remarkable if you think about it. Three of the English world’s great singer-songwriters are Canadian. In much the same way—and covering roughly the same period of time—there are three writers, all women, who are as big in the literary world as Cohen, Mitchell and Young are in the annals of music history, and that’s worth celebrating, what with Canada having just accomplished her 144th birthday and all.