Farley Mowat, legendary environmental writer and activist, author of more than 40 books including the bleak masterpiece, Sea of Slaughter.
Farley Mowat has sold more books than any other Canadian author. His more than 40 books have been translated into over 20 languages, selling 18 million copies in 60 countries. He is also a renowned conservationist.
Originally from Richmond Hill Ontario, Farley’s family moved to Saskatchewan during the Great Depression. As a teenager, Farley published a column about birds in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. He served in the Canadian army for most of the Second World War, entering the army as a private and retiring as a captain in 1945, having also been an Intelligence Officer during the latter years of the war.