Margaret Anne Hume

As the official biographer of Mary Grannan, Margaret Anne Hume is the Canadian author of Just Mary: The Life of Mary Evelyn Grannan, published in 2006 by the Dundurn Group, Toronto. She is also the editor of “Just Mary” Reader: Mary Grannan, Selected Stories, a new collection of stories and plays, written and broadcast by CBC storyteller Mary Grannan.

Margaret Anne Hume edited and co-authored My Life: Adventures of an RCAF Flying Officer, Eaton's Manager and Family Man with her father, Albert Mair MacLean. The book launch took place at his 90th birthday celebration on April 8, 2012 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

A former librarian at Concordia University, Margaret is a graduate of McGill and the University of New Brunswick.

As a Canadian author, Margaret Anne Hume is an active member of the Canadian Authors Association, and is the current CAA National Chair. She is also a member of the Federation of BC Writers and The Writers Union of Canada.

News & Events

80th Anniversary of Just Mary

Posted On - Nov 01, 2017

Just Mary, Mary Grannan's signature radio program for children was first broadcast on radio in November 1937 on CFNB Fredericton. The program was also carried on CBC for a number of months in 1938, but in September 1939, Mary Grannan and her Just Mary program moved to CBC Radio, beginning a long, successful broadcast run that continued until June 1962. read more...

Just Mary the Musical

Posted On - Nov 01, 2017

Just Mary: the Musical, based on the book Just Mary: the Life of Mary Evelyn Grannan, is under development by Helen & Alastair MacCulloch (Optimistic Music Company). read more...

Stirring the Occurring: Stephen Leacock and the Act of Artistic Creation, November 19, 2017, 2 pm

Posted On - Nov 01, 2017

Special event featuring Paul Conway and Leslie Robbins-Conway of VoyageurStorytelling.ca, presented by Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver with support from SFU The Writers' Studio & SFU Liberal Arts for Adults 55+ read more...