Born in St. John’s in 1928, Paul O’Neill graduated from the National Academy of Theatre Arts in New York in 1948 and was a professional actor in the US and England until 1954, when he became a CBC producer, retiring in 1986. He was the founding president of the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild and had been a volunteer with over fifty organizations.
His awards included the Order of Canada, the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, the ACTRA Award of Excellence, and an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial University. His prose and poetry have been published internationally.
Paul O’Neill passed away on August 12, 2013 in St. John’s, NL.
Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.
The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.
Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.
Flanker Press Ltd. Unit #1 1243 Kenmount Road, Paradise, NL A1L 0V8 Canada
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.