Announcing the passing of James Heneghan

It’s with a sad and heavy heart that CWILL shares the news that writer James Heneghan died peacefully last Friday, April 23.

James was a long-time member of CWILL BC, and one of Canada’s foremost authors of historical and realistic fiction for young readers, winning many prizes including the Sheila Egoff Award for children’s literature three times, and was honoured to be the recipient of the Phoenix Award in 2017 for his novel, Wish Me Luck.

Norma Charles, who co-authored 2009’s Bank Job with James, describe him as a wise, witty, and humble man who was a joy and privilege to work with. To quote him, “I enjoy writing for children…but one thing I have discovered is that children are tough critics. They know what they like, and only your best will do.”

You can find out more information about James Heneghan in this article in Quill & Quire.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

About Lee Edward Fodi

I’m a children’s author, illustrator, and specialized arts educator—or, as I like to think of myself, a daydreaming expert. I'm the author of the Kendra Kandlestar series, The Books of Zoone, and Spell Sweeper. During my free time, I'm a traveler, adventurer, and maker of dragon eggs. I live in Vancouver with my wife and son.
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