Kevin Major was born in Stephenville, Newfoundland. In Grade 10, a teacher predicted that he would one day write a book.
After high school, Major travelled the world before attending Memorial University in St. Johns. He became a teacher, and quickly discovered that there was not enough literature for his students that took place in their own province.
Major became an editor of Doryloads, an anthology of Newfoundland stories. Eventually, he gave up teaching to write full-time. His first book, Hold Fast, was a great success, winning several awards. In 1992, he won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature, at which time he had written six books for young adults. Since then, he has written another four books for young adults, of which Ann and Seamus is the most recent.
Major lives in St. Johns with his wife and two sons.
Bio by Niki B.
- Aunt Olga's Christmas Postcards 2005
- Eh? To Zed: A Canadian ABeCedarium 2000
- The House of Wooden Santas 1997
- Gaffer 1997
- No Man's Land 1995
- Diana: My Autobiography 1993
- Eating Between the Lines 1991
- Blood Red Ochre 1989
- Dear Bruce Springsteen 1987
- Thirty-six Exposures 1984
- Far From Shore 1980
- Hold Fast 1978