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Will Ferguson - Author

About the Author

Will Ferguson was born in the former fur-trading post of Fort Vermilion in northern Canada. A graduate of the York University Film School (screenwriting & film production), he has hitchhiked the length of Japan and walked across Northern Ireland in the rain. As head writer for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Closing Ceremonies, he wrote material for the likes of William Shatner and Michael J. Fox, and in 2012, he won the Giller Prize for his novel 419. He has written 12 previous books.

Featured books by Will Ferguson

419

419

Author: Will Ferguson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR REVENGE? A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in Africa. And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims. Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with one woman's desire to take revenge on the conmen that killed her father. At once a thriller about a lonely woman trying to reclaim her father's memory and a stunning novel of moral ambiguity, uncertainty and corruption. Will Ferguson's Giller Prize-winning novel plunges into the labyrinth of lies that is '419,' the world's most insidious scam.

Other books by Will Ferguson

419

419

Author: Will Ferguson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR REVENGE? A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in Africa. And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims. Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with one woman's desire to take revenge on the conmen that killed her father. At once a thriller about a lonely woman trying to reclaim her father's memory and a stunning novel of moral ambiguity, uncertainty and corruption. Will Ferguson's Giller Prize-winning novel plunges into the labyrinth of lies that is '419,' the world's most insidious scam.

419

419

Author: Will Ferguson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2013

A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in Africa. And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims. Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: 'Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help...' At once a chilling thriller about a lonely woman avenging her father's death and an epic portrait of morality and corruption across the globe, Will Ferguson's Giller Prize-winning novel plunges into the labyrinth of lies that is '419', the world's most insidious Internet scam.

419

419

Author: Will Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in Africa. And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims. Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: 'Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help...' At once a chilling thriller about a lonely woman avenging her father's death and an epic portrait of morality and corruption across the globe, Will Ferguson's Giller Prize-winning novel plunges into the labyrinth of lies that is '419', the world's most insidious Internet scam.

Hustle

Hustle

Author: Will Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2009

Nineteen-year old Jack McGreary is adrift of the faded boomtown of Paradise Flats. Raised by his eccentric and increasingly erratic father, Jack has learned to live by his wits. When a pair of fast-talking swindlers named Virgil and Miss Rose blow through town, Jack falls in with them and together they go on a crime spree across the American Southwest, staging a series of elaborate and hilarious cons and heists. Young Jack is swept along into the world of hot jazz and cold, calculating crimes of the heart as the sexual tension between him and Miss Rose comes to the boil. Someone is being set up. But who is playing who?

Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw

Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw

Author: Will Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2006

Will Ferguson has spent the past three years criss-crossing Canada: in a helicopter above the barren-lands of the sub-arctic; in a canoe with his four-year old son; on seaplanes; and on the Underground Railroad. Ferguson's travels have taken him from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of Olde Victoria. Delving into Canada's history and landscape along the way, Ferguson's discoveries are fascinating and provocative. Funny, poignant and insightful, Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw is a personal tribute to a quirky and enthralling country.

Canadian History for Dummies

Canadian History for Dummies

Author: Will Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2005

A wild ride through Canadian history, fully revised and updated! This new edition of Canadian History For Dummies takes readers on a thrilling ride through Canadian history, from indigenous native cultures and early French and British settlements through Paul Martin's shaky minority government. This timely update features all the latest, up-to-the-minute findings in historical and archeological research. In his trademark irreverent style, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey at the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chretien's decision not to participate in the war in Iraq, and dissects the recent sponsorship scandal.

Hokkaido Highway Blues Hitchhiking Japan

Hokkaido Highway Blues Hitchhiking Japan

Author: Will Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2003

Abridged edition It had never been done before. Not in 4000 years of Japanese recorded history had anyone followed the Cherry Blossom Front from one end of the country to the other. Nor had anyone hitchhiked the length of Japan. But, heady on sakura and sake, Will Ferguson bet he could do both. The resulting travelogue is one of the funniest and most illuminating books ever written about Japan. And, as Ferguson learns, it illustrates that to travel is better than to arrive.

Happiness TM

Happiness TM

Author: Will Ferguson Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2003

When one of those irritating self-help books actually gets it right, then unnatural and worrying times are just around the corner . . . While the rest of the country is joining the new HappinessTM cult, Edwin (the wiry, grey-suited, low-level editor at US publisher Panderic Press) is in trouble. A cartel of drug, alcohol, tobacco and drug-rehab bosses have a contract out on him. It's all the fault of the mysterious Tupac Soiree, and his book What I Learned on the Mountain. But who is Tupac? And how can Edwin stop the world from succumbing to this plague of HappinessTM? Will Ferguson has created a comic masterpiece, a brutal satire of modern times.

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