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William Patrick "W. P." Kinsella, OC, OBC (May 25...

wikipedia - 17 Sep 2016
William Patrick "W. P." Kinsella, OC, OBC (May 25, 1935 – September 16, 2016) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, known for his novel Shoeless Joe (1982), which was adapted into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989. His work often concerned baseball, First Nations people, and other Canadian issues.
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Wildey sets June movie schedule

The Edwardsville Intelligencer - 29 May 2018
EDWARDSVILLE - The $2 Tuesday movie series kicks off in June with the 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." It's the first of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and will be shown at the Wildey ...
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Almanac - Friday 5/25/18

KALW - 25 May 2018
1935 – W. P. Kinsella, Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2016). 1936 – Tom T. Hall, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. 1938 – Raymond Carver, American short story writer and poet(d. 1988). 1943 – Jessi Colter, American singer ...
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HRBook notes: Summer reading suggestions

Daily Press - 19 May 2018
Bill Bryson's work, particularly “A Walk in the Woods,” hits all the right notes. There are also a litany of baseball books that are appropriate for the season. “The Boys of Summer” by Roger Kahn, “Shoeless Joe” by W. P. Kinsella, “Jackie Robinson: A ...
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Remembering Tom Burr on Memorial Day

Foul Territory Baseball (satire) (blog) - 28 May 2018
The real-life story of “Moonlight” Graham is one that author W.P. Kinsella spun into literary gold. Here was a ballplayer who didn't get more than a fleeting moment in the major league sun, but still went on to do great things after that moment passed ...
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WP Kinsella, Author of 'Shoeless Joe,' Dies at 81

New York Times - 19 Sep 2016
W.P. Kinsella, who wrote “Shoeless Joe,” the novel that became the basis for the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” and the author of numerous baseball short stories, poetry collections and several works of nonfiction, died on Friday in Hope, British Columbia.
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Shoeless Joe author WP Kinsella saw baseball as a metaphor for life

The Globe and Mail - 20 Sep 2016
Three paragraphs in, there it is: W.P. Kinsella's most famous sentence, and no doubt the most misquoted line of his writing career as well. "If you build it, he will come." The he (not "they") referred to in the instruction was Shoeless Joe Jackson ...
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The summer I spent with WP Kinsella

DesMoinesRegister.com - 23 Sep 2016
I never met W.P. Kinsella, the author who died earlier this month, but we traveled halfway across the country together in the summer of 1992. I was in in the middle of my second year with Parents 2.0, the kindly east Des Moines couple who raised me ...
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Cubs-Indians Wrigley Field Experience

Foul Territory Baseball (satire) (blog) - 23 May 2018
Leaving Wrigley Field after the Cleveland Indians' 10-1 trounced the Chicago Cubs, I was struck by the complete transformation of the area around the National League's answer to Fenway Park. Red Sox fans, and anyone who's ever been to a game at ...
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Friends, fans of WP Kinsella reflect on his life and death

DesMoinesRegister.com - 21 Sep 2016
W.P. (Bill) Kinsella was more than just an author who wrote about Iowa — he was the Iowa author. At least that's what Loren Glass, an English professor at the University of Iowa who teaches a class that features one of Kinsella's novels, will tell you ...
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Notable Deaths 2016

New York Times - 07 Nov 2016
W.P. Kinsella. Died on September 16, 2016 at age 81. W.P. Kinsella wrote “Shoeless Joe,” the novel that became the basis for the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” as well as numerous baseball short stories, poetry collections and several works of nonfiction.
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Still a dream come true in Iowa field

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - 09 Nov 2017
It has been there for 29 years now, ever since it was built in 1988 for the making of the classic movie based on W.P. Kinsella's marvelous book, “Shoeless Joe.” It was built on a few acres carved from Don Lansing's farm, but more important than the ...
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What is the best baseball movie of all time?

Blair Enterprise Publishing - 27 Apr 2018
The movie was based on the book, “Shoeless Joe,” written by W.P. Kinsella while he was living in Iowa City. The film's producers could have chosen to make their film anywhere they could find corn, but they chose Iowa. Even years after the movie, fans ...
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Readorama: Author WP Kinsella reflects on 'Field of Dreams'

Kansas City Star - 15 Aug 2015
Quick. Finish the next sentence. “If you build it …” Yes, it's a gimme. The rest of the sentence reads “… he will come.” The line appears in the third paragraph of “Shoeless Joe,” the 1982 novel by W.P. Kinsella.
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WP Kinsella's final book takes on nature of creativity

Toronto Star - 11 Dec 2016
Partway through Russian Dolls: Stories from the Breathing Castle, the late W.P. Kinsella's final work of fiction (he passed away in September), Wylie, the struggling writer who narrates this odd story-collection-cum-novel reflects that the Muses “are ...

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