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Kenneth Oppel is a Canadian writer, primarily of Young Adult Science Fiction. He wrote his first book while in high school, and a family friend passed the manuscript on to Roald Dahl, who recommended it to his own agent.

Full Name Kenneth Oppel
Who writer
Birth Date August 31, 1967
Country Canada
Born Port Alberni, Canada
Education University of Toronto
Spouse Philippa Sheppard

Sophia Oppel

Nate Oppel

Julia Oppel


While at high school in Victoria, Canada, one of Oppel's classmates was future actress Leslie Hope.

Roald Dahl helped Oppel publish his first novel.


Port Alberni, Canada - Born here, 1967.

Halifax, Canada - Grew up here, approximately 1972 - 1981.

Victoria, Canada - Lived here, approximately 1981 - 1985. 

Toronto, Canada - Attended university here, 1985 - 1989. Lived here, 1985 - 1990 and 2003 - present.

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK - Lived here, 1990 - 1993.

Dublin, Ireland - Lived here, 1993 - approximately 1998.

St. John's, Canada - Lived here, approximately 1998 - 2003.