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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 thirty-three books for kids of all ages from picture books to short story collections and novels. He has also written three adult novels, 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, Odd's End won the $50,000 Seal First Novel Award. He has since won the Governor General’s Award twice and been short-listed six times, the Canadian Library Association Book Award three times, the Boston-Globe-Horn Book Award twice, the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award twice and The Edgar Award of the Mystery Writers of America, once. He’s been short-listed for the Guardian Book Award, twice.

For his contribution as a children's writer he was Canada's nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2012. That same year he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Tim currently lives in Perth, Ontario.

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Tim Wynne-Jones

Photo credit: Mark Raynes Roberts