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W. P. Kinsella
Born William Patrick Kinsella
(1935-05-25)May 25, 1935
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died September 16, 2016(2016-09-16) (aged 81)
Hope, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Author
Alma mater University of Victoria
University of Iowa
Genre Sports fiction
Subject Baseball, First Nations
Notable awards
  • Officer of the Order of Canada
  • Stephen Leacock Award
  • Order of British Columbia

William Patrick "W. P." Kinsella OC OBC (May 25, 1935 – September 16, 2016) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer. He was known for his novel Shoeless Joe (1982), which was made into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989.

Kinsella died by euthanasia in Hope, British Columbia on September 16, 2016 at the age of 81.

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