Isabella Valancy Crawford biography

Isabella Valancy Crawford

Novelist, Author

1850 – 1887

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Who was Isabella Valancy Crawford?

Isabella Valancy Crawford was an Irish-born Canadian writer and poet. She was one of the first Canadians to make a living as a freelance writer.

"Crawford is increasingly being viewed as Canada’s first major poet." She is the author of "Malcolm's Katie," a poem that has achieved "a central place in the canon of nineteenth-century Canadian poetry."

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Born
Dec 25, 1850
Dublin
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Died
Feb 12, 1887
Toronto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013