Canadian author and journalist (1920–2004)wd:Q606553
country of citizenship: Canada
language of expression: English
educated at: University of British Columbia
occupation: journalist, historian, writer
award received: Companion of the Order of Canada, Order of Ontario, Responsibility in Journalism Award, Canada's Walk of Fame, Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction, Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, honorary doctor of the University of British Columbia, honorary doctor of the University of Windsor, honorary doctor of the University of Dalhousie, honorary doctor of McMaster University, doctor honoris causa of the University of Waterloo, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, Governor General's Awards
Pierre Francis de Marigny Berton (July 12, 1920 – November 30, 2004) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a television personality and journalist. He won many honours and awards for his books.
An accomplished storyteller, Berton was one of Canada's most prolific and popular authors. He wrote on popular culture, Canadian history, critiques of mainstream religion, anthologies, children's books and historical works for youth. He was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community. Berton's 50 books became popular in part due to his light and fast-paced writing style.
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