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I'm inviting you to join the virtual Atlantic launch of my new book, The Mystery of Right and Wrong, on September 21st at 7:30 p.m. AST. Fill in this form to register.

Coming this fall to bookshelves and e-readers:

The Mystery of Right and Wrong
Knopf Canada
Hardcover, 560 pages
September, 2021

The Mystery of Right and Wrong is available for pre-order and hits shelves on September 21, 2021.

An interview with Wayne, done by Shelagh Rogers, that aired on CBC radio’s The Next Chapter on November 6th, 2017 is available to listen to here.

See an author interview - Youtube

Recent author profiles:
The Globe And Mail
The Toronto Star

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Praise for Wayne Johnston
Wayne Johnston is prodigiously talented.
-- The Globe and Mail

Wayne Johnston is a brilliant and accomplished writer and his Newfoundland boots and boats, rough politics and rough country, history and journalism is vivid and sharp.
-- Annie Proulx

Unlike most recent bestselling novels that are remembered for the plane flight and then promptly forgotten, Wayne's stories have characters who move in and take up permanent residence.
-- Mary Walsh

[Johnston is] a literary giant who has god-given talent.
-- Will Ferguson, The Globe and Mail

His books are beautifully written, among the funniest I've ever read, yet somehow at the same time among the most poignant and moving.
-- Annie Dillard
Welcome to my site
Welcome to my web site. I feel like adding said the spider to the fly. I'm writing to you from a sound-proofed bunker in my basement. I have a low tolerance for noise, one of the reasons that I prefer to write at night - sometimes all night. If you have questions about me or any of my books, I'll do my best to answer them. I really appreciate direct feedback from readers, especially the ones who like my books. It won't change the way I write my books and my answers may not change the way you read them, but at least we'll have closed that gap between writer and reader.

To send me an email, click here. Should I not respond to your queries or comments, please alert my publicist: Ashley Dunn at adunn@penguinrandomhouse.com (or 647-788-3976) and tell her of my inexplicable silence. See you on the literary hustings.
Wayne Johnston

Upcoming Appearances
September 2021:
  • VIRTUAL: Sept 15 | Winnepeg Writers Festival with Charlene Diehl - see here
  • VIRTUAL: Sept 21 | Atlantic Book Launch - see here
  • VIRTUAL: Sept 22 | Ottawa Writers Festival with Jillian Kieley - see here
  • VIRTUAL: Sept 23 | Calgary Writers Festival with Steven W. Beattie - see here
October 2021:
  • VIRTUAL: Oct 23 | Vancouver Writers Festival with Hal Wake - see here

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