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Mordecai Richler


B: January 27, 1931 in Montréal, Québec
D: July 3, 2001 in Montréal, Québec

On July 3, 2001, Canada lost one of its most respected novelists. The entire nation both mourned the passing of Mordecai Richler and celebrated his life. Richler wrote numerous best-selling novels, a number of essays, articles and non-fiction books, and was a passionate voice in the debates over Québec’s potential separation from Canada. He also wrote 14 successful screenplays for television and film. The 1957 short, Dearth of a Salesman is a comedy short starring Peter Sellers. Previously thought lost it was discovered in a garbage bin outside Park Lane Films in 1996 and shown to the public for the first time at the Southend Film Festival, on May 1 2014. It was co-written by Lewis Greifer and Mordecai Richler.

The poster for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
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