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Dennis Foon

Dennis Foon is the author of many books including The Longlight Legacy trilogy and Skud. He has finished seven books in all.


Dennis Foon has received many awards:

  • Red Maple Honor Book "The Dirt Eaters" 2004,
  • Sheila A. Egoff Award (BC Book Prize) "Skud" 2004,
  • Writers Guild of Canada: Top Ten Award "Torso" 2003,
  • Robert Wagner Award, best screenplay, "White Lies" Columbus Int'l TV Festival 1998,
  • Career Achievement Award, Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance 1998,
  • Gemini Award, best writing in a Dramatic Program "Little Criminals" 1997,
  • Writers Guild of Canada: Top Ten Award "Little Criminals" 1997
  • British Columbia Film Award "Leo" for best screenplay "Little Criminals" 1996
  • Chalmers Award for "The Short Tree" 1995,
  • Scott Newman Award for "Maggie's Secret" 1990,
  • AYA (International Arts for Young Audiences) Award,
  • 1989 Chalmers Award,
  • 1987 for "Skin" British Theatre Award,
  • 1986 for "Invisible Kids" Jesse Awards: director of four plays receiving "Best Production for Young Audiences" at the Vancouver Theatre Awards. 1984: One Thousand Cranes; 1985: Not So Dumb; 1986: Skin; 1987: Night Light.
  • CBC Literary Award, 1985, for "The Short Tree and the Bird That Could Not Sing."
  • Hopwood Award, Fiction. University of Michigan, 1972
  • Writers Digest Award, 1973.


Foon has also done a lot of plays:

  • Chasing the Money
  • War
  • Seesaw
  • Mirror Game
  • New Canadian Kid
  • Skin
  • Liars
  • The Short Tree and the Bird That Could Not Sing
  • Trummi Kaput
  • The Windigo
  • Heracles
  • Raft Baby
  • Zaydok
  • Feeling Yes Feeling No
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Invisible Kids
  • Hindsight
  • Bedtimes and Bullies
  • Children's Eyes
  • Kindness Premiering at Manitoba Theatre for Young People in November 2007


  • The Keeper's Shadow (2006)
  • Freewalker (2004)
  • The Dirt Eaters (2003)
  • Skud
  • Double or Nothing (2000)
  • The Short Tree and the Bird that Could Not Sing
  • Am I the Only One? A Child's Book on Sexual Abuse


Foon has even done films.

  • Terry
  • Scar Tissue
  • Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity
  • Torso
  • Society's Child
  • White Lies
  • Little Criminals
  • Hindsight


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