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Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well, I have impeccable paranoia credentials. ---->>>

In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn. ---->>>

Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates. ---->>>

We live in the country, and I have a huge library there. When we go to London for the winter I never know which books to take. I never know what I am going to need. That's the only disadvantage. ---->>>

Everybody writes a book too many. ---->>>

The process hasn't changed, but the writer has developed. I still get up every morning and go to work. ---->>>

I'm criticized by the feminists, by the Jewish establishment, by Canadian nationalists. And why not? I've had my pot shots at them. I'm fair game. ---->>>

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world. ---->>>

If you're writing a novel, you're in a room for three or four years. There's not much coming in from the outside. ---->>>

Some of the attitudes of Barney are certainly attitudes I share, but not all. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Canadian
Born: 01-27, 1931
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Die: 07-04, 2001
Occupation: Novelist
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Mordecai Richler, CC (January 27, 1931 – July 3, 2001) was a Canadian writer. His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997). His 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children's fantasy series (wikipedia)