Timothy Findley

Timothy Findley was a playwright, actor and novelist. He won a Governor General's Literary Award in 1977.
Timothy Findley was an award-winning novelist, playwright and actor. (Viking Canada)

Timothy Findley, born and raised in Toronto, was a playwright, actor and novelist. He died in 2002.

He acted in a 1952 CBC television adaptation of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. He was also a charter member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Findley debuted as a novelist with The Last of the Crazy People in 1967. His second The Butterfly Plague was released in 1969. In 1977, his third book The Wars won the Governor General's Literary Award. His novel Not Wanted on the Voyage was a Canada Reads finalist in 2008, defended by Zaib Shaikh. His novel The Piano Man's Daughter was nominated for a Scotiabank Giller Prize in 1995.

He is also the author of Famous Last Words, The Telling of Lies, Headhunter, Pilgrim and Spadework. Along with his works of fiction, he wrote two memoirs, Inside Memory: Pages from a Writer's Workbook, published in 1991, and From the Stone Orchard in 2001.

Books by Timothy Findley


Authors : Timothy Findley

10 years ago
Joyce Davidson interviews Timothy Findley, Canadian scriptwriter, novelist, and winner of the Governor General's Literary Award. 24:49

Timothy Findley on Dieppe memories

29 years ago
Canadian author Timothy Findley presents an essay on how the triumph and horror of Dieppe changed a nation. 2:31
The Wars author Timothy Findley talks to CBC radio host Don Harron about how he came to write about the First World War. 11:44


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