Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones

Writer in Residence, Fall 2013

Contact Information

Office: Watson 529
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment
E-mail: twj@queensu.ca


Officer of the Order of Canada and two-time winner of the Governor-General’s Award, Tim Wynne-Jones is recognized internationally as one of the leading contemporary writers of complex and challenging fiction for young adults. The Queen's and Kingston communities will delight in the opportunity to learn from him and to receive his commentary on their works-in-progress.

He is widely known for his work in several genres: writing for children; young adult writing; and general literary fiction. Academics speak of Tim’s “lyrical, insightful, and sometimes ironic vision of the function of language” and his “playfully brilliant conceptions of the workings of metaphor and the cosmic wonder of language.” His project, a series of public lectures entitled Making Stories: Talks on Fiction and Writing Craft will take place on five consecutive Tuesday afternoons beginning 29 October 2013 in Watson 517; for further details, consult the events listing.

Tim’s broad experience as a workshop leader, as a university lecturer, and most importantly his immense catalogue of creative writing makes him one of the most significant and admired writers and literary mentors in Canada.

He is now available for manuscript consultations, and may be contacted by e-mail. This opportunity is open to Queen's students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the wider Kingston community.