Ibbitson, John Perrie

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IBBITSON, John Perrie

IBBITSON, John Perrie. Canadian, b. 1955. Genres: Young adult fiction, Plays/Screenplays, Politics/Government. Career: Writer/journalist, 1979-. Collier Macmillan, Toronto, Ontario, editorial secretary, 1984-1986, junior editor, 1986-1987; Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Ontario, reporter, columnist, and feature writer, 1988-1995, Toronto, Queen's Park correspondent, 1995-1996; Southam News, Toronto, Ontario correspondent, 1996-. Worked as a box office clerk in London, England, and Toronto from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s to subsidize his early writing career. Publications: YOUNG ADULT FICTION: The Wimp, 1985; The Wimp and the Jock, 1986; The Wimp and Easy Money, 1987; Starcrosser, 1990; The Big Story, 1990; 1812: Jeremy and the General, 1991; The Night Hazel Came to Town, 1993. ADULT NONFICTION: (ed. and contrib) Fair Play and Daylight: The Ottawa Citizen Essays, 1995; Promised Land: Inside the Mike Harris Revolution, 1997. PLAYS AND TELEPLAYS: I Pagliacci (later renamed The Clown), 1973; The Ritual (one-act play), 1974; Catalyst (one-act play), 1974; First Taste (three-act drama), 1976; Shadows (two-act historical drama), 1977; Hardy's Belief (two-act drama), 1978; Mayonnaise (two-act comedy), 1980; (with E. Heeley) Mayonnaise (adapted from his play as a three-part sitcom), 1983; Country Matters (two-act farce), 1982. Address: c/o Southam News, 151 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1P 5E3.