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Timothy Findley, O.C., O.Ont., D.Litt.

Stratford, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on December 23, 1985; Invested on April 9, 1986

In the course of a successful acting career in theatre and on television in Canada, England and the USA, he turned to writing, which eventually became his main interest. From his base in Cannington, Ontario, he has written award-winning radio and television scripts, plays, magazine articles and the novels for which he is best known, including Famous Last Words, and The Wars.