In studio with Joel Thomas Hynes

 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.



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  1. Anonymous June 4, 2009 at 09:53 #

    Hi Janet,
    Yes, you are right and thanks for the update …and the ad :^)
    I usually charge people for that but in your case….
    …and Joel, You're right …which is why I do what I do.

  2. Anonymous June 4, 2009 at 01:42 #
  3. Anonymous May 10, 2008 at 10:52 #

    Hello Greg,
    Regarding your post on Joel and Down to the Dirt. It's usually overlooked but Down to the Dirt was also made into an audio book by local Audio Publiser Rattling Books, narrated by Joel, Sherry White and Jonny Harris. It's available as either an MP3 CD or Digital Download from
    Janet Russell
    Rattling Books
    General Delivery, Tors Cove
    Newfoundland & Labrador
    Canada A0A 4A0
    Phone: (709) 334-3911