Mordecai Richler

Extraordinary Canadians

Mordecai Richler

Author Mordecai Richler had a voice all his own and until his death in 2001, he continued to create original protagonists struggling to find morality and redemption in a corrupt world. His novel “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” was published in 1959 and turned into an award-winning film of the same name. Although author M.G. Vassanji and Richler share different cultural roots, they both regard themselves as outsiders in their respective societies.