Richard B. Wright

Richard B. Wright was a novelist. He won the Giller Prize, the Trillium Book Award, and the Governor General's Literary Award.
Author Richard B. Wright wins the 2001 Giller Prize for fiction in Toronto Tuesday November 6, 2001. (Aaron Harris/Canadian Press)

Richard B. Wright was a novelist, whose stories dealt with the lives of ordinary people. His 2001 novel Clara Callan won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award and the Trillium Book Prize. Following this win, Wright gained more recognition for his work.

Prior to his breakout release, he published The Age of Longing, which was shortlisted for the 1995 Giller Prize and nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award. In 2007, he was made a member of the Order of Canada. He is also the author of A Life of Words, Mr. Shakespeare's Bastard, October and Adultery. Nightfall was the last book he ever published. It was released in February 2017.

 He died in February 2017.

Books by Richard B. Wright


Listen to Wright speak with Shelagh Rogers. 20:15


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