1941
Barometer Rising is published.
1945
Two Solitudes is published. Rises to best seller status in Canada and the United States.
Resigns from Lower Canada College to pursue a career as a professional writer.
After two summers of renting a cottage in North Hately in Quebec's Eastern Townships, Hugh and Dorothy buy "Stone Hedge", a house in North Hatley.
1946
Hugh wins the Governor- General's Award for Fiction for Two Solitudes. Dorthoy wins the Governor- General's Award for Non-Fiction for Partners in Three Worlds, her biography of Jan Rieger.
1948
The Precipice is published.
After suffering from a prolonged illness in the previous year, Dorothy suffered a severe embolism on New Years Day 1948.
On Doctor's advice the MacLennan's travel for an extended holiday in California where Dorothy recuperates.
1949
Hugh receives his second Governor-General's Award for Ficiton for The Precipice.
In an attempt to pay off his mounting medical expenses, Hugh publishes his first collection of essays Cross-Country.
1950
Hugh wins third Governor-General's Award for Fiction for Non-Fiction for Cross-Country.
1951
Hugh publishes his fourth novel Each Man's Son.
Works as a consultant for the National Film Board of Canada.
Accepts a part-time teaching position in the Department of English, McGill University.
1952
Elected to the Royal Society of Canada.
1954
Hugh publishes his second collection of essays Thirty and Three, the collection is edited by Dorothy Duncan.
1955
Hugh receives his fourth Governor-General's Award for Thirty and Three.
1957
Dorothy Duncan dies April 22.
1959
The Watch That Ends the Night.
Marries Frances Aline Walker ("Tota") in Montreal 15 May.
1960
Hugh wins his fifth Governor-General's Award for The Watch That Ends the Night.
Publishes his third collection of essays Scotchman's Return
Edits, McGill: The Story of A University.
1961
Publishes Seven Rivers of Canada.
1963
After its appearance 18 years earlier, Two Solitudes appears in a french translation
1967
Hugh publishes his sixth novel Return of the Sphinx.
1968
Becomes a full professor of English at McGill University.
1979
Professor emeritus McGill University.
1980
Retires from McGill University. Publishes his seventh novel Voices in Time.
1983
MacLennan is elected to the head of the Canadian chapter of P.E.N.
1984
Recipient of prestigious Royal Bank Award.

Accepts short term visiting professorship at Mount St. Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick delivers the Winthrop Pickard Bell Lecture "On Being a Maritime Writer".

1985
The English Department at McGill University asks MacLennan to vaccate his Arts Building office, which he occuppied for over 30 years. Angered, MacLennan accepts Concordia University's offer of an office in one of the University's downtown buildings.
1987
February, Princeton University confers the Jame Madison Medal upon, Hugh MacLennan. The award is given in recognition of oustanding career of a Princeton Graduate Student.

MacLennan leads advocacy group against his landlord, who intends to evict the occupants of 1535 Summerhill, MacLennan's home for many years, and convert the apartment building into condominiums. After lengthy proceedings, the landlord relents and MacLennan and the other tennants win the right to remain in the building.

1990
The death of Hugh MacLennan on November 7 in his Montreal home.
1991
Posthumous publication of The Best of Hugh MacLennan.
1993
September - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Halifax proceeds with the demolition of the adjacent property of their downtown studios, the property was MacLennan's childhoold home at 197 Park St. in downtown Halifax.






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