Richard B. Wright





Richard B. Wright


Born
in Midland, Ontario, Canada
March 04, 1937

Died
February 07, 2017


Richard B. Wright is a Canadian novelist.

Born in Midland, Ontario, Wright attended Trent University, from which he graduated in 1970. He is the author of 13 published novels and two children's books. Many of his older novels were out of print, but were republished after his novel Clara Callan won three of Canada's major literary awards in 2001: the Giller Prize; the Trillium Book Award; and the Governor General's Award.

He currently lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Average rating: 3.76 · 9,629 ratings · 548 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Clara Callan

3.86 avg rating — 7,635 ratings — published 2001 — 30 editions
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October

3.49 avg rating — 566 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Adultery

3.24 avg rating — 438 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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Mr. Shakespeare's Bastard

3.35 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Nightfall

3.28 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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The Age Of Longing: A Novel

3.71 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Weekend Man

3.40 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1970 — 8 editions
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A Life with Words: A Writer...

3.74 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Final Things

3.79 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1980 — 5 editions
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The Teacher's Daughter

3.44 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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More books by Richard B. Wright…
“I want so badly to help you realize, Elizabeth Anne, how difficult and puzzling and full of wonder it all is: some day I will tell you how I learned to watch the shifting light of autumn days or smelled the earth through snow in March; how one winter morning God vanished from my life and how one summer evening I sat in a Ferris wheel, looking down on a man that hurt me badly; I will tell you how I once travelled to Rome and saw all the soldiers in that city of dead poets; I will tell you how I met your father outside a movie house in Toronto, and how you came to be. Perhaps that is where I will begin. On a winter afternoon when we turn the lights on early, or perhaps a summer day of leaves and sky, I will begin by conjugating the elemental verb. I am. You are. It is.”
Richard B. Wright, Clara Callan

“if I can’t write poetry, at least perhaps I can try to think and feel like a poet.”
Richard B. Wright, Clara Callan

“According to Evelyn (and she should know), the big market in radio in the next few years is going to be in afternoon serial dramas for housewives. It makes sense when you think about it. Women are home all day washing and ironing and cleaning, and while they’re doing all that, they can listen to programs about people who lead more interesting lives.”
Richard B. Wright, Clara Callan

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