Joel Thomas Hynes

Joel Thomas Hynes

Joel Thomas Hynes is a multidisciplinary artist from Calvert, Newfoundland.

He is the author of numerous acclaimed books, including Down to the Dirt (adapted to screen in 2008), Right Away Monday, and Straight Razor Days. We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night was longlisted for the ScotiaBank Giller Prize, and won both the BMO Winterset Award and he Governor General’s Award for Fiction.

Running the Goat has published his chapbook, God Help Thee: A Manifesto, and his novella, Say Nothing Saw Wood (adapted, by Hynes, to the big screen under the title Cast No Shadow and won numerous awards including four Canadian Screen Award Nominations).

He has also been working as an actor for over twenty years and continues to perform lead and principles roles in both television and film, including shows such as Orphan Black, Frontier, Mary Kills People, Republic of Doyle, Rookie Blue, Eyewitness, Book of Negroes, and Hatching Matching and Dispatching, and films such as Hunting Pignut, Cast No Shadow, A Christmas Fury, Crackie, Down to the Dirt, and First Round Down.

Hynes was the creator, executive producer and lead actor for the CBC comedy series Little Dog, which ran for two seasons.

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