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The Canadian author's novel Shoeless Joe inspired the film Field of Dreams.
W. P. Kinsella (1935-2016) is best-known as the author of the novel Shoeless Joe, whose romantic baseball magical realism was adapted into the beloved movie Field of Dreams. In addition to many other baseball-themed works, he also wrote collections of poetry and several works of nonfiction. He will always be remembered for adding the phrase "If you build it, they will come" to the popular imagination. He died in 2016.