PATRICK LANE, AWARD-WINNING POET AND NOVELIST, DIES AT 79

His accolades include the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award and three National Magazine Awards.

Canadian writer Patrick Lane is seen here. (Source: McLelland & Stewart)

TORONTO — Award-winning poet and novelist Patrick Lane has died at age 79.

Publisher McClelland & Stewart made the announcement Thursday evening, calling Lane “one of Canada’s most renowned writers.”

His accolades include the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award and three National Magazine Awards.

Lane’s website says his career spanned 50 years and included 25 volumes of poetry and award-winning books of fiction and non-fiction.

He was named an officer of the Order of Canada in 2014, and had been a writer-in-residence and teacher at several universities.

Born in Nelson, B.C., in 1939, Lane lived near Victoria with his wife, poet Lorna Crozier.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

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