Manuscript Collection - Joy Fielding Papers

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Joy Fielding Papers


  • 1970-2015 (Creation)

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61 boxes

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Biographical history

Joy Fielding is a Toronto writer of international acclaim. She began writing at the age of eight, and by the time she finished high school, Fielding was planning a career as a writer. She received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto. It was during this time that Fielding decided she wanted to be an actress. This new ambition led to her involvement in a number of campus productions, including a student film, Winter Kept Us Warm. After her graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. Eventually, Fielding returned to Toronto and to her first love, writing. In 1980 her first book, Kiss Mommy Goodbye, was published. Since then, she has written a new book almost every two years: The Other Women (1982), Life Penalty (1984), The Deep End (1986), Good Intentions (1988), See Jane Run (1991), Tell Me No Secrets (1993), Don't Cry Now (1995), Missing Pieces (1997), The First Time (2000), Grand Avenue (2001), Whispers and Lies (2002), Lost (2003), Puppet (2005), Mad River Road (2006), Heartstopper (2007), Charley’s Web (2008), Still Life (2009), The Wild Zone (2010), Now You See Her (2011), Shadow Creek (2012), Someone is Watching (2015) and She’s Not There (2016). At present, Fielding divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.

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Collection consists of manuscripts drafts, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Fielding's work.

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No restrictions on access.

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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