Beloved Canadian author Farley Mowat dies

Farley Mowat in 1984.
CANADIAN PRESS

Farley Mowat, the author and activist best known for his stories set in the Canadian wilderness, has died at the age of 92.

Born in Belleville, Ont. and raised in Saskatoon, 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.

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.”

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