Dan Needles won the 2003 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for With Axe & Flask and his Wingfield Farm stage plays have appeared in theatres across Canada and the United States. His popular magazine columns have been published in Harrowsmith-Country Life, Country Guide, Small Farm Canada, In the Hills, On the Bay, Watershed and other publications. Needles was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2014 for a body of work that celebrates the people of rural Canada. He lives with his wife at Larkspur Farm near Collingwood, ON.
True Confessions from the Ninth Concession
True Confessions from the Ninth Concession (Douglas & McIntyre Publishers) is a sesquicentennial crop of antics and aphorisms by Canada’s funniest farmer—one that presents a wonderful escape for world-weary city dwellers, and affirmative reading for anyone who is from, or has moved to, rural Canada.