Thirty years after the National Conference on the Canadian Novel in Calgary picked the 100 most important works of fiction in Canada, the Globe and Mail has five experts pick their top ten Canadian novels. The 1978 Calgary conference also picked their top ten. They were:
The Stone Angel (1964) Margaret Laurence.
Fifth Business (1970) Robertson Davies.
As for Me and My House (1941) Sinclair Ross.
The Mountain and the Valley (1952) Ernest Buckler.
The Tin Flute (1947) Gabrielle Roy.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) Mordecai Richler.
The Double Hook (1959) Sheila Watson.
The Watch that Ends the Night (1959) Hugh MacLennan.
Who Has Seen the Wind (1947) W.O. Mitchell.
The Diviners (1974) Margaret Laurence.