Timothy Findley (1930-2002) was a world-renowned Canadian author who wrote very deep and often dark stories. He was born in Toronto in 1930 and left school after grade 10. Since then, he received numerous honorary doctorates. With William Whitehead, his companion of thirty-five years, he made his home in Stratford, Ontario and in France in Provence.
He was the winner of numerous awards including:
Governor General's Award
for Fiction and City of Toronto Playwright Award, for Elizabeth Rex, 2000.
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France, 1996.
Honourary degrees, D.Litt., University of Toronto
D.Litt. Memorial University, 1996; D.Litt. Lakehead University, 1995.
CAA Award for Fiction
, for Not Wanted on the Voyage, 1995.
CAA Award for Drama
, and the Chalmer's Award for The Stillborn Lover, 1993.
CAA Award for Non-fiction
, Inside Memory, 1991.
, Mystery Writers of America
, for The Telling of Lies, 1989.
for Stones, 1989.
Governor General's Award for Fiction and City of Toronto Book Award, for The Wars, 1977.
Some of his works include:
. Harperperennial Library, 2001
"Dust to Dust.
" Short Fiction. 1997.
You Went Away
. Novella. 1996.
The Piano Man's Daughter
. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada Ltd., 1995.
The Trials of Ezra Pound
. A Play. 1995.
. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada Ltd., 1994.
The Stillborn Lover
. A Play. 1993.
" Short Fiction, 1990
Not Wanted on the Voyage
. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1985.
Famous Last Words
. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1982.
. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1979.
The Last of the Crazy People
Timothy Findley passed away on June 20th, 2002 at 71 yeas old from complications due to a broken hip he suffered earlier that year.
Thank you for your stories, I'll cherish them always.