These illustrated biographical essays are an intriguing introduction to a distinguished tradition of Montreal writing, from early colonial times to the present. A rich literary heritage in both English and French makes Montreal unique in North America. The 'Writers of Montreal' celebrates the literary heritage of Emile Nelligan, Stephen Leacock, Gabrielle Roy, Hubert Aquin, F.R. Scott, Yves Theriault, and Hugh MacLennan. Also celebrates the poets, playwrights, and fiction writers.