- Category : 1920-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Cycles 1
Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and a television personality and journalist. He won many honours and awards for his books.
An accomplished storyteller, Berton was one of Canada's most prolific and popular authors. He wrote on popular culture, Canadian history, critiques of mainstream religion, anthologies, children's books and historical works for youth. He was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community. Berton's 50 books became popular in part due to his light and fast-paced writing style.
Berton died at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, reportedly of heart failure, at the age of 84 on 30 November 2004.