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Mordecai Richler


The son of a scrapyard dealer, Mordecai Richler was born and raised on St. Urbain Street in Montreal. Richler enrolled in Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) to study English but dropped out before completing his degree. He moved to Paris at age 19 and lived there for several years before moving to London, England. He returned to Montreal in 1972.
Richler’s career took off with the 1959 publication of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. Throughout his career, Richler wrote acerbic journalistic commentary. Among Richler’s many awards and honours was a 1990 Commonwealth Writers Prize. Richler was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2001, just a few months before his death in 2001.

Books by Mordecai Richler

Fils_tout_petit_heros_w Fils d'un tout petit héros

9782764625033 Le monde selon Barney

L97827646244701 Le Cavalier de Saint-Urbain

Joshua Joshua

Ach003636743.1428724527.320x320 Solomon Gursky

0143051466h Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The

0671028464.01._sclzzzzzzz_ Barney's Version


0143051458h Solomon Gursky was Here

9780771098642 Joshua Then and Now

Oh Canada ! Oh Quebec!

This Year in Jerusalem



January 27, 1931


July 03, 2001