Barometer Rising is published.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hugh wins third Governor-General's Award for Fiction for Non-Fiction for Cross-Country.
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.
Elected to the Royal Society of Canada.
Hugh publishes his second collection of essays Thirty and Three, the collection is edited by Dorothy Duncan.
Hugh receives his fourth Governor-General's Award for Thirty and Three.
Dorothy Duncan dies April 22.
The Watch That Ends the Night.
Marries Frances Aline Walker ("Tota") in Montreal 15 May.
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.
Publishes Seven Rivers of Canada.
After its appearance 18 years earlier, Two Solitudes appears in a french translation
Hugh publishes his sixth novel Return of the Sphinx.
Becomes a full professor of English at McGill University.
Professor emeritus McGill University.
Retires from McGill University. Publishes his seventh novel Voices in Time.
MacLennan is elected to the head of the Canadian chapter of P.E.N.
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".

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.
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.

The death of Hugh MacLennan on November 7 in his Montreal home.
Posthumous publication of The Best of Hugh MacLennan.
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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