W.P. Kinsella

W.P. Kinsella may be an internationally recognized figure since the translation of his work into such films as Field of Dreams, Dance Me Outside, and Lieberman in Love, but his compelling insight and dazzling wit have been delighting Canadian readers for years. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, and currently residing in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Kinsella has published such classics as Dance Me Outside, Shoeless Joe, Born Indian, and The Fencepost Chronicles. His work has been recognized with the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Canadian Authors Association Prize for Fiction, the Order of Canada, and the Periodical Marketers Award. The enduring popularity of both the light-hearted and the thoughtful aspects of his writing confirms Kinsella's position as one of Canada's most renowned and beloved authors.

 

 

  

  


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short fiction

248 pages / trade paper

Japanese Baseball and Other Stories
 

ISBN: 978-1-894345-18-7

From internationally recognized Canadian author W.P. Kinsella (Dance Me Outside, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, The Fencepost Chronicles) comes a new collection of baseball stories that is sure to delight all lovers of engaging storytelling and fans of the sport he chronicles in the classics Shoeless Joe and The Thrill of the Grass. Kinsella weaves his characters into the thrill of the game, be it in Japan, Central America, Canada or the U.S., with a variety of comic, tragic, and mystical results. This collection captures the dazzling wit, compelling insight, and obsession with baseball that have made Kinsella more popular than a ballpark frank.

Kinsella has published 21 books of fiction, two books each of non-fiction and poetry, and three of his works, including Shoeless Joe which became Field of Dreams, have been made into major motion picture films. He has also won several prestigious awards, including the Order of Canada, the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, and the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

"Thoughtful, charmed stories about the everyday magic of desire." — The Globe & Mail


 

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