Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931. The author of ten successful novels, numerous screenplays, and several books of non-fiction, his novel, Barney's Version, was an acclaimed bestseller and the winner of The Giller Prize, the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, the QSpell Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel in the Caribbean and Canada region. Richler also won two Governor General's Awards and was shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize.
Mordecai Richler died in Montreal in July 2001. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Duddy Kravitz sits alone in its urbanity, energy, relevance,
direction and raw talent."
"It burgeons with its special talent and vulgar vitality."
-Chicago Tribune "Richler [is] one of North America's most powerful novelists."
-Washington Times "Richler has been praised highly for his clear-eyed vision and his realistic style. This novel will confirm that estimate... the total effect is brash and blatant as a sports car rally - and as suggestive of power."
-New York Times Book Review "There can be no doubt of [Richler's] prodigal talent."
-Times Literary Supplement From the Trade Paperback edition.