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Nancy Richler is a Canadian novelist.[1] Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1957, she spent much of her adult life and career in Vancouver, British Columbia before returning to Montreal in the early 2010s.[2]

Richler published her first novel, Throwaway Angels, in 1996. The novel was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.[2] Her 2003 novel Your Mouth Is Lovely won the 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction and the 2004 Adei Wizo Award.[2] Her 2012 novel The Imposter Bride was a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize.[3]

Her partner Vicki Trerise is a lawyer and mediator.[4] She is also a second cousin of novelist Mordecai Richler.[5]



  1. ^ "Author inspired by events related to her life, family". Jewish Tribune, April 10, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Nancy Richler returns". Jewish Independent, April 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Scotiabank Giller Prize short list announced". Toronto Star, October 1, 2012.
  4. ^ Vicki Trerise, Where the Axe Falls: The Real Cost of Government Cutbacks to Legal Aid. Law Society of British Columbia, July 2000.
  5. ^ "Nancy Richler novel meticulous study of Jews in postwar Montreal". Winnipeg Free Press, April 24, 2012.

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