All About Richler at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

Côte Saint-Luc, December 10, 2010 – Two special events surrounding the life of author Mordecai Richler will take place at The Eleanor London Côte Saint–Luc Public Library next week.

The library will present a screening of the biographical documentary The Last of the Wild Jews on Thursday, December 16 at 2pm. Then on Friday, December 17 at 2pm author Charles Foran will speak at the library about his new biography Mordecai: The Life and Times.

Director Francine Pelletier’s documentary The Last of the Wild Jews is a fascinating and original look at the persona and work of Mordecai Richler. The documentary features interviews with Richler’s wife, Florence, Margaret Atwood, Rex Murphy, Adam Gopnik and others. There will be a discussion after the presentation of the film. This event is free of charge.

Canadian novelist and journalist Charles Foran will discuss his new biography Mordecai: The Life and Times with attendees. Foran has authored eight books. His novel The Last House of Ulster was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award and won the QSPELL for best work of non-fiction by a Quebec writer. Foran’s biography of Mordecai Richler chronicles Richler’s early days in his birth place of Montreal, to his time spent in Europe when was in the company of fellow writers such as E.M. Forster, to his later years when he returned to Montreal. Mark Medley from The National Post offers this concise description of Foran’s book: “Coupled with a vast array of interviews with some of the most prominent literary figures of the latter half of the 20th century, Foran depicts Richler as a complex man, at odds with his family, his province, his country and, often, himself”. Tickets for this event are $3, if purchased in advance and $5, if purchased the day of the event.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10am to 10pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org.

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For more information, contact: Mona Turner, 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or mturner@cotesaintluc.org.

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