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Birthday
25, 1935
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Sep 16, 2016 (81)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1935
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Sep 16, 2016 (81)

About

Canadian novelist whose 1982 book Shoeless Joe was adapted into the film Field of Dreams in 1989.

Before Fame

He was raised in a homestead near Alberta and was home-schooled by his mother until he was ten.

Trivia

In 1997 he was struck by a car and suffered a debilitating head injury which prevented him from publishing another novel for 14 years.

Family Life

His parents, Matthew and Olive, were both Irish American.

Associated With

Kevin Costner starred in the film adaptation of his book Shoeless Joe.