Canadian Author Farley Mowat dead at 92.


Beloved author Farley Mowat, who was known as much for his environmental activism as for his vivid literary depictions of the Canadian wilderness, has died. He was 92.

A cause of death was not immediately made public.

Born in Belleville, Ont., and raised in Ontario and Saskatchewan, Mowat became best known for telling stories set against the Canadian wilderness. “Lost in the Barrens,” published in 1956, won the Governor General’s Award, while “The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float” won the Leacock Medal for Humour in 1970.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.

Mowat wrote 40 books, which 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.

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