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Program(s): Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones is an English–Canadian author of children's literature, including picture books and novels for children and young adults, novels for adults, radio dramas, songs for the CBC/Jim Henson production Fraggle Rock, as well as a children's musical and an opera libretto.

Tim's first book was Odd's End which is said to have been written over the space of five weeks while his wife was away. It was published by McClelland & Stewart in 1980 and won the $50,000 Seal First Novel Award.

Since then, Tim has written more than 20 books, including picture books, novels for children and young adults, as well as three novels for adults. His work has been widely reviewed and he has won several awards, including two Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, three Governor General's Literary Awards in Canada, three Canadian Library Association Prizes, the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada, and the Edgar Award for Young Adult Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America. For his contribution as a children's writer he was Canada nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2012.

Tim currently lives in Perth, Ontario.

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