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Description found in Archives

Tim Wynne-Jones fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 

Date(s)

1980-2008

Place of creation

Ontario

3.87 m. of textual documents
34 photographs
10 acetates
2 posters
1 audio cassette

Scope and content

The Tim Wynne-Jones fonds covers the production period from 1980 to 2007. It contains records related to his literary and cultural life and work, including his writing, teaching, readings, criticism, editing and other activities. It includes drafts, notes, manuscripts, proofs and other material related to the writing and publication of his published and unpublished essays, papers and novels, notably At John O'Dogs (unpublished), Book of Changes, Ned Mouse Breaks Away, Odd's End, Some of the Kinder Planets, Stephen Fair, The Boy in the Burning House, The Last Piece of Sky, The Maestro = The Survival Game, Tumbledown Hill, and the Zoom Trilogy. It also contains records related to songwriting, personal and professional correspondence, promotional material, contracts and other legal documents, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Sound recordings
99: To be determined
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Archival reference no.

MIKAN. Finding Aid created by Stéphane Lang in 2009-2010. 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Writer of childrens' books, teacher, journalist and songwriter, Tim Wynne-Jones was born in Bromborough, Cheshire, Great Britain, in 1948. He is the son of Sydney Wynne-Jones and Sheila Beryce and is married to Amanda Lewis. He studied architecture at the University of Waterloo (B.A., 1975) and York University (M.F.A. ,1979). He performed as a professional musician and worked in visual art and design. He started his career as a full-time writer in 1980. Columnist for the Globe and Mail from 1985 to 1988, he became editor at Red Deer College Press from 1989 to 1996. He has thought children literature courses at the University of Ottawa. He is a Faculty Member of the University of Vermont's writing for children & young adults programs, Children Literature New England. Tim Wynne-Jones is the author of numerous short-stories, picture books and novels. He is best known for for his fiction as well as his critical writing and teaching in the field of children literature. He is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Text : in 1993 for Some of the Kinder Planets and in 1995 for The Maestro. His many awards also include the Seal First Novel Award for Odds End (1981) ; the Arthur Ellis Award (Best Crime Writers of Canada) and the Edgar Award (Mystery Writers of America) in 2000 for The Boy in the Burning House (2000). His books have been translated into French, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Subject heading

1. Littérature de jeunesse Archives.
2. Children Literature Archives.

Private

Related control no.

2008-00267-5

3807860