Writer, playright and actor, Joel Thomas Hynes is the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council 2007 Artist of The Year award winner.
His first novel, Down To The Dirt was critically acclaimed and won him the Percy Janes First Novel Award, was shortlisted for the Winterset Award and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It has been made into a movie that will be screened at this years Cannes Film Festival.
Last year you saw him in Mary Walsh's TV series, Hatching, Matching and Dispatching. His second novel is Right Away Monday from HarperCollins.