Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, novelist and poet.
Born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1874, she came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario in 1911 before moving to Norval, Ontario in 1926 with her family.
She was best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.
She also taught at three Island schools: Bideford, Belmont, and Lower Bedeque respectively. She left teaching for one year to study selected courses in English literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, becoming one of the few women of her time to seek higher education.
L.M. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.
The L. M. Montgomery Institute, founded in 1993, at the University of Prince Edward Island, promotes scholarly inquiry into the life, works, culture, and influence of L. M. Montgomery and coordinates most of the research and conferences surrounding her work.
L.M. Montgomery was honoured by Britain's King George V as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and she was named a National Historic Person in 1943 by the Canadian federal government.