Yaaaay!! Are you excited? I am!! This is my FIRST GIVEAWAY!!
As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Canadian novelist and playwright Timothy Findley. Today, October 30th, is his birthday. Findley, who sadly passed away in 2002, would have been turning eighty-years-old today.
Timothy Findley was born October 30, 1930 in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Rosedale, one of Toronto’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Tiff, as he was known by friends, originally chose to pursue a career in theater, acting and dancing and was part of the original company at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Through his stage career, Findley came to be acquainted with several big name performers, including Alec Guinness and American actress Ruth Gordon with whom Tiff came to share a close friendship.
In the 1960s, Findley left the stage behind in order to pursue his writing. In 1967, his first novel, The Last of the Crazy People was published and was soon followed by a second work, The Butterfly Plague in 1969. These first two novels were rejected by Canadian Publishers and were, originally, only published in Britain and the United States. Findley went on to publish a total of eleven novels, three collections of short-stories, eight plays and three memoirs. In 1977 he was awarded the Governor General’s Award for fiction for his third novel The Wars which, along with his debut novel went on to be adapted for film. As one of Canada’s most celebrated authors and an inspiration to the Canadian gay community, Timothy Findley had numerous accolades showered upon him, including being named as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1985.
I know, I know…get to the details about the Giveaway right?
OK, so to celebrate Tiff’s 80th birthday, I am giving away a collection of five (5) gently used Findley novels. Those five novels are:
This giveaway is for all five books together. In order to be entered, leave a comment on this post before November 13th. I will choose a winner on November 14th using Random.org. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to my email. If they do not respond within the specified amount of time, I will choose another winner. The giveaway is open internationally to BOOK BLOGGERS. I, of course, expect that whoever wins the giveaway will review at least one of the novels on their blog.