W. P. Kinsella
“Every story is about sex or death, or sometimes both.”
W. P. “Bill” Kinsella is a legendary fiction writer, best known for his award-winning novel Shoeless Joe, which took on a new life as the movie Field of Dreams. The author’s inspirational words, which defined the novel and the film—“If you build it, they will come,” “Go the distance,” and even “Field of dreams”—have taken their place in literature’s lexicon of ideas.

While Kinsella is best known for his baseball fiction, he has a prolific output in many genres. Kinsella is the author of numerous other books, including novels, short fiction collections, poetry, three baseball plays, and several works of non-fiction.

W.P. Kinsella will appear at the Chilliwack Library on September 16th at 7pm, Word on the Street Saskatoon on September 20th, the Moose Jaw library on September 22nd, the Regina Main Library on September 24th at 7pm and Shelf Life Books in Calgary on September 30th at 7pm. Listen to a recent interview on Radio Book Club.