It has taken me a while to get around to my F-book, but I’ve finally made my decision. I’m going to read The Wars by Timothy Findley. In 1977, The Wars won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, and it has been sitting on my shelf for several years now. Two good reasons to read this book.
Some facts about Timothy Findley:
* he was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1930
*He pursued a career in the arts, and was part of the original Stratford Festival Company in the 1950s
*in the 1960s he more actively began he writing career
*he has won many awards over the years, including a Governor General’s Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award, an ACTRA Award, the Order of Ontario, and the Ontario Trillium Award
*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
*Findley and his partner, Bill Whitehead, resided near Cannington, Ontario and in the south of France
*in 2002 he was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame
*Findley died June 21, 2002
Other novels by Timothy Findley include:
Not Wanted on the Voyage – Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. This one sounds good too! Has anyone read it?
The Piano Man’s Daughter – liked this one! Shortlisted for the Giller Prize.
Pilgrim – Shortlisted for the Giller Prize.
Headhunter – This one is on the Canada Reads Top 40 list this year. Has anyone read this and know why it might have been a contender?
Famous Last Words
The Last of the Crazy People – This is his first book, published in 1967.
Spadework – I read this a long time ago, but don’t remember liking it a whole lot.
You Went Away – I remember not thinking much of this one either.
The Telling of Lies
Has anyone read any of these, or have thoughts on Timothy Findley?