ERIC WILSON is a hero to Canadians and kids around the world who adore reading his books. A highly successful writer of mystery stories for children, Eric has sold more than 1.5 million books in Canada alone and another million books internationally in 10 languages. With sales in Spain exceeding 650,000, and the recent purchase of six of his books by Japan, there seems to be no limit to Eric's global popularity.
Originally a school teacher, Eric began his writing career with an adventure novel written for his Grade 8 class. His first book was published in 1976 and still remains in print, along with 21 others. Eric Wilson Mysteries are now enjoyed worldwide by all ages in languages ranging from Japanese to Italian, from Basque to Thai, and beyond, as they continue to grow in popularity for generations of readers. Parents, teachers, and young readers alike embrace Eric's use of Canadian geography and history to showcase the nation and its values.
Honest, forthright and unassuming, Eric embodies the qualities that define Canadians, not to mention a penchant for telling wonderful stories. It's no surprise that he has received numerous honours, including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his work on behalf of literacy.