Kenneth Oppel is a literary phenomenon who had his first novel for children published at age 17. His Silverwing Saga, which includes Silverwing, Sunwing and Firewing, has sold over a million copies worldwide and has won numerous awards. His most recent bestsellers inlcude Skybreaker, which on the 2006 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Red Maple Award, and Airborn, winner of the 2004 Governor General's Award and the 2005 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award. Kenneth Oppel, voted Author of the Year in 2006 by the Canadian Booksellers Association, lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. He recently received the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature. His most recent book is Starclimber, the third in the Airborn series. Visit him online at or

Festivals: 2000, 2007 (fall), 2008 (fall)

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