Kenneth Oppel

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Children's Author
Date of Birth August 31, 1967
Place of Birth Canada
Age 53 years old
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Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel is a Canadian children's writer.

Born: August 31, 1967, Port Alberni, British Columbia
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: Canadian
Period: 1985–present
Notable works: Matt Cruse series, The Silverwing Saga
Notable awards: Governor General's Literary Award, 2004 Airborn, The Times Children's Novel, 2005 Skybreaker
Spouse: Philippa Sheppard
Children: 3
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About Kenneth Oppel

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.


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.


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

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