Timothy Findley Biography
Birthday: October 30, 1930 (Scorpio)
Born In: Toronto, Ontario
Timothy Irving Frederick Findley was one of the famous contemporary Canadian writers. His novels are extraordinarily diverse in genre and perspective and portray a considerable similarity of fundamental issues. As a writer, he strongly believed that the literature should never be censored because their values were etched in testing the limits. Informally known by the nickname ‘Tiffy’, he published many noteworthy collections of his writings in the course of forty years. He wrote many famous plays based on the works of Shakespeare and participated in the annual Stratford Shakespearean festival of Canada. Timothy’s writings represented a ‘Southern Ontario Gothic’ style, a sub genre of Gothic, and were highly influenced by the Jungian psychology (Carl Jung’s school of psychology) where mental illnesses, gender and sexuality were frequently occurring themes. He built dark characters for his novels, which usually carried some kind of dark secrets with them and were afflicted by several psychological disorders.