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BIOGRAPHY – ERIC WILSON

Personal Details:

  • Born November 24, 1940 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Married Flo Connolly in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1999
  • Has lived in Victoria, British Columbia since 1985
Education:
  • B.A. in Education from University of British Columbia 1963 followed by a one-year teacher training course at UBC
Work Experience:
  • Full-time teacher in White Rock, B.C. as of 1968/69
  • Part-time author beginning in 1970 – first published novel in 1976
  • Full-time author since 1985 with 23 published novels
  • Personal appearances at schools to motivate students to read since 1976
Achievements:
  • Created Tom and Liz Austen Mysteries as a Canadian series
  • Over 2.5 million books sold in 10 languages around the world
  • Over 2,000 personal appearances at schools to promote literacy
            Awards:
  • Arthur Ellis Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Crime Writers of Canada
  • Voted Author of the Year by the Canadian Booksellers Association in 1992
  • Three “Silver Plate Awards” from Spain for sales in excess of 100,000
  • Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his work in fostering literacy and promoting a love of Canada

 


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