Frequently writes novels and short stories about baseball with elements of fantasy.
Taught Canadian literature for 2 years at University of Alberta in Edmonton.
Former pro scout for the Atlanta Braves baseball team.
Major baseball fan.
Noted award-winning author.
A friend of J.D. Salinger, each of them has used one of the other's characters in his books. Salinger's story "A Young Girl in 1941 With No Waist at All" features a character named Ray Kinsella, a name also given to the main character in "Shoeless Joe"--in which Salinger appears as a character.
Plays tournament Scrabble.
He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on April 22, 1993 for his services to Canadian Literature.
(June 2007) Yale, British Columbia, Canada
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