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Timothy Findley

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Timothy Findley

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Full Name: Timothy Irving Frederick Findley
Born: October 30, 1930
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 21, 2002
Brignoles, France
Occupation: Author
Nationality: Canadian


Timothy Irving Frederick Findley was a Canadian novelist and playwright. He was also informally known by the nickname Tiff or Tiffy, an acronym of his initials.

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 in 1985 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was a founding member and chair of the Writers' Union of Canada, and a president of the Canadian chapter of PEN International.

His writing was typical of the Southern Ontario Gothic style -- Findley, in fact, first invented its name -- and was heavily influenced by Jungian psychology. Mental illness, gender and sexuality were frequent recurring themes in his work. Many of his novels centred on a protagonist who was struggling to find the moral and ethical and rational course of action in a situation that had spun wildly out of control. His characters often carried dark personal secrets, and were often conflicted -- sometimes to the point of psychosis -- by these burdens.

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