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Author Kinsella honored by Canadian Hall of Fame

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ST. MARYS, Ontario (AP)

Author W.P. Kinsella has won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Jack Graney Award for his 1982 novel ''Shoeless Joe.''

It was one of a dozen baseball-themed books written by the Edmonton native. ''Shoeless Joe'' was later adapted into the 1989 film ''Field of Dreams,'' starring Kevin Costner.

The Jack Graney Award is given for significant contribution to baseball in Canada through a life's work or a singular outstanding achievement.

The Hall made the announcement Wednesday and the 76-year-old author will be honored next year.

Kinsella said in a statement he was proud to know that people are still reading his books.

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