Constance Beresford-Howe, Canadian novelist, Died at 93


Constance Beresford-Howe was born on November 10, 1922, in Montreal, and died on January 20, 2016.

She was a Canadian novelist.

Howe graduated from McGill University with an BA and MA, and from Brown University, where she completed a Ph.D. in 1950.

Constance taught English literature and creative writing at McGill in Montreal and Ryerson University in Toronto until her retirement in 1988.

Miss Beresford-Howe published ten novels between 1946 and 1991.

Her best-known novel, tells the story of a 65-year-old woman who leaves her demanding husband for the freedom to live the way she wants.

It was The Book of Eve, in 1973.

There was a stage version, Eve, by Larry Fineberg, premiered at the Stratford Festival in 1976.

And only two of Beresford-Howe’s novels, A Population of One and The Marriage Bed, were made into films by the CBC.

Constance Beresford-Howe passed at 93 yrs old.