Justin Trudeau wants everyone to read more Canadian books because he says our country has some of the greatest writers in the world.\nIn celebration of "I Read Canadian Day", many Canadians are being encouraged to support local talent here in the north.\nWith many staying home more than ever, Trudeau believes it's the perfect time to turn the pages on some good reads.\n"Canada is home to some of the world's best authors and illustrators," he said. "Across our country from coast to coast to coast and in every region, Canadians are sharing the stories that reflect our culture, our heritage and our diversity."\nLuckily there is no shortage of great authors here at home who have also managed to make a name for themselves abroad.\nHere are six famous Canadian authors you should read, according to Famous Authors.\nMargaret Atwood\nWhy You Should Know Them: Margaret Atwood is one of the most famous Canadian authors ever and has won many awards for her work like the Booker prize, Scotiabank Giller Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award and Princess of Asturias Award for literature.\nThe Handmaid’s Tale has even been turned into a hit TV series.\nBooks To Read: The Handmaid’s Tale, Dearly, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Margaret Atwood (@therealmargaretatwood)\nLucy Maud Montgomery\nWhy You Should Know Them: Montgomery is a historic Canadian author who was born on P.E.I.\nThe author wrote 20 novels in her time and only one book was not set on Prince Edward Island.\nBooks To Read: The Anne of Green Gables series\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Christiane Akie (@chrisakie)\nDouglas Coupland\nWhy You Should Know Them: Douglas Coupland is an international bestselling author who is known for his mystery genre books.\nBooks To Read: Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, Girlfriend in a Coma, Miss Wyoming, All Families are Psychotic, and Eleanor Rigby.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lisa (@angel_dust01)\nRobertson Davies\nWhy You Should Know Them: Robertson Davies has written 30 novels, one of which was nominated for the Booker Prize. \nBooks To Read: Leaven of Malice, A Mixture of Frailties, The Deptford Trilogy, The Cornish Trilogy.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abbie (@bibliowench85)\nHeather O’Neill\nWhy You Should Know Them: Heather O'Neill is an award-winning author from Montreal, Quebec.\nHer most famous book is also her debut novel, titled Lullabies for Little Criminals.\nBooks To Read: Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Daydreams of Angels.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Leah 🇨🇦 she/her/elle (@leahs_pages)\nLisa Moore\nWhy You Should Know Them: Lisa Moore was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. Her book Something For Everyone won a Scotiabank Giller Prize and several more were nominated.*\nBooks To Read: Alligator, Degrees of Nakedness and Open.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by House of Anansi (@houseofanansi)\n*This article has been updated.