Ian Weir is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. His first novel, Daniel O’Thunder, was named one of the top historical novels of 2011 by Library Journal, which described it as “a debut novel both outrageously funny and bizarrely creepy.” It was a finalist for four awards: the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for First Book, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction.
For television, he was writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed CBC gangland miniseries Dragon Boys. Currently he is creator and executive producer of CBC’s hit adventure/drama series Arctic Air, which has just been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Dramatic Series. Along the way, he has written more than 150 episodes for nearly two dozen series, ranging from Flashpoint to One Life to Live. His stage plays, which include The Idler, Bloody Business, and The Man Who Shot Chance Delaney, have been produced across Canada, as well as in the U.S. and England. Other credits include ten radio plays (three for the BBC and seven for the CBC) and three young adult novels. He has won two Gemini Awards, four Leos, a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, and a Jessie.
Ian lives in Langley, BC (near Vancouver), with his wife Jude and their daughter Amy. His passionate vocation as a historical novelist takes him frequently to London, which has remained his favourite city on the planet ever since he fell in love with it as a graduate student at King’s College. For his sins he has been a lifelong fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.