• Hugh MacLennan McGill University


The author-teacher relationship.

Author Biography

Hugh MacLennan, McGill University

HUGH MACLENNAN, one of Canada's most distinguished authors, is Professor of English at McGill. HUGH MACLENNAN was born at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and attended Dalhousie University. He was a Rhodes Scholar for Canada-at-Large in 1928 then returned to this side of the Atlantic to take his Ph.D. (Roman History) at Princeton in 1935. He taught Latin and history at Lower Canada College, Montreal for ten years, held a Guggenheim Fellowship and, in 1951, after study in New York first joined the staff of McGill. His novels - published between 1941 and 1967 - are BAROMETER RISING, TWO SOLITUDES, THE PRECIPICE, EACH MAN'S SON, THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT, RETURN OF THE SPHINX. They are all still in print and have been translated into eight languages. THE WATCH alone kas sold over 100,000 copies in Germany. His other books are CROSS COUNTRY, THIRTY AND THREE, SCOTCHMAN'S RETURN AND OTHER ESSAYS, SEVEN RIVERS OF CANADA. Hugh MacLennan and his work have been accorded many honours. He received the Lorne Pierce Medal for Canadian literature in 1952, was elected to the Royal Society of Canada the following year, has won the Governor-General's Award three times for fiction, twice for non-fiction. In 1966 he was awarded the Molson Prize of the Canada Council and in 1967 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.




How to Cite

MacLennan, H. (1968). THE AUTHOR AS TEACHER. McGill Journal of Education / Revue Des Sciences De l’éducation De McGill, 3(001). Retrieved from