Mordecai Richler (1931-2001) wrote ten novels
and numbers screenplays, essays, children's books and several works
of non-fiction. He gained international acclaim with The
Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, which was later made into a
movie. During his career, he was the recipient of dozens of
literary awards, including two Governor General's Awards, the
Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He was made a
Companion of the Order of Canada in 2001.