Joel Hynes will be releasing his album, “Dead Man’s Melody”
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
The Ship Inn
A bit about Joel:
Joel Thomas Hynes (born 1976 in Calvert, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian novelist, screenwriter, director, musician and actor. He may be credited as Joel Thomas Hynes or as Joel Hynes when acting, but is always credited as Joel Thomas Hynes as a writer.
His debut novel Down to the Dirt won the Percy Janes First Novel Award, was shortlisted for the Atlantic Book Award and the Winterset Award, and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the ReLit Award. The novel has been translated into several languages[which?] and was subsequently adapted into the film Down to the Dirt, in which Hynes also played the lead role. The unabridged audiobook edition of Down to the Dirt narrated by Johnny Harris, Joel Thomas Hynes and Sherry White was recorded by Rattling Books in 2006.
The follow up to Down to the Dirt was the novel Right Away Monday, also available with Harper Collins Publishers.
Hynes has also performed numerous lead and leading roles for television, film and theatre. His credits include the television series Hatching, Matching and Dispatching (for which he was also a writer), as well as the films Rabbittown, Crackie, The Con Artist, Messiah from Montreal, The Sparky Book, Ashore and numerous others.
Hynes was named Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council in 2008, has received the Lawrence Jackson Writer’s Award, the Summerwork’s Theatre Festival’s Contra Guys Award, and also in 2008 won the Cuffer Prize. He has also played recurring characters on Republic of Doyle, Orphan Black, Mary Kills People and Frontier.
His non-fiction book Straight Razor Days was released in September 2011, followed by the gothic novella Say Nothing Saw Wood. In 2017, he won the Governor General’s Award for English-language fiction for his novel We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night.
He currently lives in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. He is the nephew of singer-songwriter Ron Hynes