List of works, awards and honours for W.O. Mitchell:
1942 - Short stories published in the Queen's Quarterly and Maclean's magazine.
1947 - First novel published to critical acclaim: Who Has Seen the Wind.
1949 - First radio play produced by CBC Radio: The Devil's Instrument.
1950 - Radio series Jake and the Kid starts and runs for 320 episodes until 1956.
1953 - The Alien is published in serial form in Maclean's and runs until 1954.
1961 - Radio series of Jake and the Kid is televised.
1962 - Second novel published The Kite.
1965 - The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon: CBC Television production adapted from a radio play.
1967 - Production of a musical Wild Rose.
1973 - Third novel published: The Vanishing Point.
1977 - Film production based on Who Has Seen the Wind.
1981 - Fourth novel published: How I Spent My Summer Holidays.
1982 - The Dramatic: W.O. Mitchell published a collection of 5 plays.
1984 - Fifth novel published: Since Daisy Creek, hailed as a "Canadian Moby Dick".
1988 - Sixth novel published: Ladybug, Ladybug.
1989 - According to Jake and the Kid, a short story collection published.
1990 - Seventh novel published: Roses Are Difficult Here.
1992 - Last novel published: For Art's Sake.
Awards and Honours:
1973 - W.O. Mitchell was made an Officer of the Order of Canada
1976 - Winner of the Chalmers Award for his play Back to Beulah.
1962 and 1990 - Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, for his collections of Jake and the Kid stories.
1992 - W.O. Mitchell was made a Member of the Privy Council of Canada.