Born: In Montreal on Jan. 27, 1931
Died: In Montreal, July 3, 2001
Spouse: Florence Richler
Famous works: "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz," "St. Urbain's Horseman," "Joshua Then And Now," "Barney's Version."
Quote: ''They seem to be in disarray and quarrelling and ill-tempered and the more ill-tempered they are, the happier I am.'' — Richler speaking about Quebec's pro-Yes sovereigntists in October 1995, just a few weeks before the province's referendum.