Timothy Findley (1930-2002) - Canadian author
Born in Toronto, Ontario, his first two novels, The Last of the Crazy People (1967) and The Butterfly Plague (1969), were rejected by Canadian publishers and were eventually published in Britain.
1977: Published to great critical acclaim, Findley's third novel The Wars went on to win the Governor General's Award for fiction and was adapted for film in 1981.
1981: Famous Last Words 1986: Not Wanted on the Voyage
1989: The Telling of Lies, winner of the prestigious Edgar Award for mystery writing. 1993: Headhunter 1995: The Piano Man's Daughter, (his bestselling novel) 1996: You Went Away (novella) 1997: Findley's two collections of short fiction, Dinner Along the Amazon (1984) and Stones (1988) were supplemented by a third, entitled Dust to Dust. 1999: Pilgrim 2001: Spadework
Timothy Findley has also written numerous scripts for film and television and is also the author of a number of plays including Can You See Me Yet? (1974), The Stillborn Lover (1993). Elizabeth Rex (2000), his most successful play yet, premiered at the Stratford Festival to rave reviews. Findley followed this up with the play Shadows in 2001.
Timothy Findley received a Governor General's Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award, an ACTRA Award, the Order of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Award, and he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
He resided in rural Ontario and the south of France. Recently he was honoured by the French Government, who declared him a "Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres."