Joel Thomas Hynes is the author of Down to the Dirt, winner of the Percy Janes First Novel Award, shortlisted for the Winterset Award and nominated for the Dublin IMPAC Award. He co-wrote the acclaimed stageplay The Devil You Don’t Know and his recent play Say Nothing Saw Wood, won the Best Dramatic Script Award at the 2005 NL Arts and Letters. Also an actor, Hynes has performed leading roles in numerous stageplays, films and television productions, and recently received the prestigious Golden Sheaf Award for Best Actor at the Yorkton Film Festival.
Joel Hynes is currently a series regular and contributing writer for the CBC’s Hatching, Matching and Dispatching. His new novel, Right Away Monday, is due for release in 2007. Hynes lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.