Creator / W.P. Kinsella

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William Patrick "W.P." Kinsella (19352016) was a Canadian-American writer known for his short stories about baseball and First Nations people. His most famous work is the 1982 novel Shoeless Joe, which was made into the movie Field of Dreams.


WP Kinsella's short stories provide examples of:

  • Game of Nerds: In "How I Got My Nickname," the 1951 New York Giants are all well-read intellectuals.
  • Title Drop: He is very fond of doing it throughout his stories.
  • Unstuck in Time: Roberto Clemente in "Searching for January."
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