RICHLER, Nancy




Author Tags: Fiction

Nancy Richler's first novel, Throwaway Angels, was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis First Novel Award. Her second novel Your Mouth is Lovely is described as a grand and lyrical saga of family secrets and sorrows set in turn-of-the-century Russia. A Russian Jew imprisoned in 1905 Siberia, Miriam documents her life—-the only legacy she can leave her daughter, whom she has only seen at birth. “Madness, hunger, and cold. Each is our mortal foe, but it is madness we fear most… It hovers in the room, always, like the deadliest of vapors.”

CITY/TOWN: Vancouver

DATE OF BIRTH: May 16, 1957

PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1988

AWARDS: Canadian Jewish Book Award, 2003; shortlisted for Arthur Ellis First Novel Award, 1997

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Your Mouth is Lovely, HarperCollins, 2002
Throwaway Angels, Press Gang Publishers, 1996

[BCBW 2003] "Fiction"