- Wayne Johnston (author)
His fiction deals primarily with the province of
Newfoundland and Labrador, often in a historical setting.
Johnston graduated from
Memorial University of Newfoundlandin 1978 with a degree in English literature. He then worked for three years as a newspaper reporter with the " St. John's Daily News". In 1981, he moved to Ottawa, and pursued writing full-time. His novel "The Divine Ryans" won the 1991 Thomas Head Raddall Award.
Johnston's breakthrough novel, 1998's "The Colony of Unrequited Dreams", was acclaimed for its historical portrayal of legendary Newfoundland politician
Joey Smallwood. This novel was chosen for the 2003 edition of CBC Radio's " Canada Reads" competition, where it was championed by educator Justin Trudeau.
He now lives in
Toronto, Ontariopart time, and holds a tenured professorship at Hollins Universityin Roanoke, Virginia.
The Story of Bobby O'Malley" (1985)
* "The Time of Their Lives" (1987)
The Divine Ryans" (1990)
Human Amusements" (1994)
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams" (1998) (shortlisted for the Giller Prize)
Baltimore's Mansion" (1999)
The Navigator of New York" (2002) (shortlisted for the Giller Prize)
The Custodian of Paradise" (2006) (longlisted for the Giller Prize)
* [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0009831 Wayne Johnston's] entry in [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=HomePage&Params=A1 The Canadian Encyclopedia]
* [http://www.thecommentary.ca/ontheline/20061106a.html Interview with THECOMMENTARY.CA, November 2006]
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