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Farley Mowat dead at 92

Beloved Canadian author and activist Farley Mowat has died. He was 92.

Born in Belleville, Ont., and raised in Saskatoon, Mowat became best known for telling stories set against the Canadian wilderness.

His most famous works included “The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be” from 1957, “Owls in the Family” from 1961 and “Never Cry Wolf” from 1963.

“Lost in the Barrens,” published in 1956, won the Governor General’s Award.

His books were translated into 52 languages and sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.

Mowat was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1981.

“Farley Mowat was a passionate Canadian and shaped a lot of my generation growing up with his books,” Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau told reporters on Parliament Hill upon hearing the news. “He will be missed.”


Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-author-and-activist-farley-mowat-dead-at-92-1.1810522#ixzz3136oerJf

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