Marian Engel (1933-1985) was born in Toronto, Canada. After winning
the Rotary Foundation Scholarship and studying French in Aix-en
Provence, Engel worked as a translator in England. Her novels
include No Clouds of Glory, The Honeymoon Festival,
The Bear, which won the Governor General's Literary Award,
and the Lunatic Villas winner of the Toronto Book Award. A
for Candian writers, she was one of the founding members and served as first chair of the Writers' Union of Canada, founded in 1973.