Mordecai Richler

Mordecai Richler

Birth
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 3 Jul 2001 (aged 70)
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorial ID 7284679 · View Source
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Canadian Author. Born in Montreal in 1931, he grew up near the working class area of St. Urbain Street. He later studied at the Sir George Williams University in Montreal, but left before he finished his degree to pursue other things. In 1959 he moved to Europe where he lived in Paris and London, where he worked as a journalist and wrote scripts for such films as, "Life At The Top" (1965). He returned to Montreal in 1972, but kept a residence in London. He wrote several books that went onto become major motion pictures and a couple that won the Governor General's Award. Richler's books include, "The Acrobats" (1954), "Son Of A Smaller Hero" (1955), "A Choice Of Enemies" (1957), "The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz" (1959), "The Incomparable Atuk" (1963), "Cocksure" (1968), "St. Urbain's Horseman" (1971), "Joshua Then And Now" (1980), "Solomon Gursky Was Here" (1989), "Burney's Version" (1997), Jacob Two-Two And The Hooded Fang" (1975), "Jacob Two-Two And The Dinosaur" (1987), "Home Sweet Home" (1985), and "A Year In Jerusalem" (1996). His books have been published in several languages including, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Japanese. He was married to Florence Richler from 1960 until his death in 2001, and was the father of television personality, Daniel Richler.


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  • Added: 23 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7284679
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mordecai Richler (27 Jan 1931–3 Jul 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7284679, citing Cimetière Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .