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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
Margaret Holton

Margaret Holton

BA 1979 UC - 2018 Award Recipient

Margaret Holton is an award winning Canadian artist and author whose work covers a wide range of media, including furniture design, writing, photography and painting. She won first place in the 1989 International Woodworking Competition and has designed her own typeface, Lindsay, which was licensed to Letraset. She self-published her second novel, The Gilded Beaver by Anonymous, in order to ensure publication by a Canadian press. The decision led to the creation of Acorn Press Canada, and, in 1999, the novel won the Hamilton Arts Council Best Fiction Award. Holton’s pinhole photography and paintings have been exhibited worldwide, and the recent film adaptation of her short story, The Frozen Goose, launched internationally.