Novel Summer Camp Counselor- Tim Wynne-Jones

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Novel Summer Camp Counselor-Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones has written thirty-seven books including three adult novels, four short-story anthologies, nine young adult novels, three middle-grade novels and a slew of picture books. His first adult novel, Odd’s End, was made into a movie (The House That Mary Built) co-produced in the UK and France. His collection of short stories Some of the Kinder Planets won the Canadian Governor General's Award as well as the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. His novel The Maestro won Tim his second Governor General's Award and was short-listed for the Guardian Prize in the UK. The Boy in the Burning House won the Edgar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award and was also short-listed for the Guardian Prize. Blink & Caution won an “Arthur” as well as Tim’s second Horn Book Award. His work has been published in Japanese, Korean, Danish, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan and Hebrew. In 2012, Tim was named to the long list for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He was the children’s book editor at Red Deer Press for six years, taught, for eighteen years, at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in their Master’s Degree Program: Writing for Children and Young Adults, and was a mentor for the same length of time at the Humber School for Writers. Tim was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, for his writing and his overall contribution to children’s literature. He is married to the writer Amanda West Lewis, with whom he shares three grown-up children and five grandchildren. He and Amanda live on seventy-six acres of woodland in Eastern Ontario.