Nobody is happier about THE ESSENTIAL W. P. KINSELLA than Kinsella

Before his signings for THE ESSENTIAL W. P. KINSELLA at Audrey’s Books in Edmonton AB on May 1 and Chapters in Kamloops, BC on May 5, the legendary W. P. Kinsella was interviewed by a pair of local newspapers.


“I’m always puzzled at writers who go back and say ‘Gee, I want to rewrite that – I don’t like that; I don’t like the way it turned out,’” says Kinsella, in an interview from his home in Yale, B. C. “I’m always my own biggest fan. I enjoy re-reading my work and I laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed when i read some of these stories, which what people are supposed to do when they read them.”


The 80-year-old writer may not have found reviewing his large collection of short stories particularly arduous, but it’s still a formidable volume of work to streamline into one best-of collection. The often blunt author acknowledges the American publisher did a “really wonderful job” in choosing the 31 stories.

Read the rest of this Kinsella interview at EDMONTON JOURNAL.


W.P. Kinsella has a new book being published.

And nobody is happier about it than W.P. Kinsella.

“I always enjoy my work. I’m my own biggest fan,” Kinsella told KTW, speaking from his home in the historic Fraser Canyon town of Yale.


When he reflects on all of his writing, and he was written more than he ever thought he would, Kinsella said it’s as much luck as anything else that kept him writing about America’s pastime for so long.

“You write a story and you hope that it will be successful. If it is successful, it’s like a prospector finding a vein of gold — you dig at it until it’s all gone,” Kinsella said.

“If SHOELESS JOE hadn’t been successful, I wouldn’t have written any more baseball.”

Read the rest of this Kinsella interview at KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK.

Catch W. P. Kinsella at

Monday May 4th 7PM
Owl’s Nest Books
815A 49 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB

Tuesday May 5 7PM
Hillside Dr. Unit 4
Kamloops, BC

For more info about THE ESSENTIAL W. P. KINSELLA, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Thomas Canty.

Cover design by Elizabeth Story.