Kenneth Oppel

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Birthday
31, 1967
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1967 (age 52)
Birthplace
Canada

About

A Canadian writer whose work, Skybreaker, was named The Times Children's Novel of 2005, he is also known for his Silverwing Saga. His other works of children's fiction include The Barnes and the Brains books and such stand-alone titles as Follow That Star (1992) and Emma's Emu (1995).

Before Fame

He published his first book, Colin's Fantastic Video Adventure, in 1985, when he was still a high school student. He later studied English and cinema at the University of Toronto's Trinity College.

Trivia

His novel, Airborn, won the Governor General's Award in 2004.

Family Life

He married Shakespearean scholar Philippa Sheppard. The couple became parents to three children: Sophia, Nate, and Julia.

Associated With

He attended the same high school as future NBA All-Star, Steve Nash .