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 fiction, travel, memoir

Will Ferguson is an award-winning author whose work has been sold into more than 20 languages around the world.



A satirical tale of a self-help book that actually works--and ruins the world.

Nominated for a Commonwealth Award.

Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor.




A literary thriller that spans continents, 419 is the story of a woman's quest to track down the man she feels is responsible for her father's death.

Winner of the 2012 Giller Prize



                                  "Will Ferguson is a very gifted writer."

                                                              --Bill Bryson

Will has hitchhiked the length of Japan, has worked as a professional space-cadet at the Toronto CN Tower and has walked across Northern Ireland in the rain.

The author of 14 books, ranging from travel adventure to literary fiction, his work has also appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times and Esquire UK.

Will Ferguson's latest novel, 419, won the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize.










A tale of con men and call girls set amid the jazz-hall clubs of the 1930s.

Published by Penguin Canada as Spanish Fly.

Nominated for an IMPAC Dublin Award.

beyond belfast

Travel Memoir

A 560 mile walk across Northern Ireland on sore feet.

Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor.