Goodbye to the iconic W. P. Kinsella
All of us at Tachyon are saddened by the news of the legendary W. P. Kinsella’s death.
(Photo by Ed Steer)
The incomparable Kinsella was the author of SHOELESS JOE, the basis for the acclaimed film FIELD OF DREAMS. His other novels included THE IOWA BASEBALL CONFEDERACY, BOX SOCIALS, BUTTERFLY WINTER, and the forthcoming RUSSIAN DOLLS. Kinsella’s eclectic short fiction has been collected in ME OUTSIDE, THE FENCEPOST CHRONICLES, THE THRILL OF THE GRASS, and THE ESSENTIAL W. P. KINSELLA. Widely considered one of the great baseball writers, Kinsella also garnered wide praise for his award-winning and controversial First Nation stories, humorous and gritty tales of the complex lives of indigenous Canadians.
He is survived by his daughters, Erin Kinsella, who cared for him in his final years, and Shannon Kinsella, stepchildren, Scarlet and Aaron Gaffney, and Lyn Calendar, grandchildren Dennis Christopher Gane, Jason Kirk Kinsella, Kurtis William Kinsella, Max Knight Kinsella, as well as his best friends Lee and Maggie Harwood.
Our thoughts are with his loved ones.